In November 2013, goods exports were valued at NZD 4.5 billion, up by 17 percent from November of 2012. Exports to China hit record levels in October 2013 and November 2013. Exports to China were valued at NZD 1.2 billion.
Dairy contributed the most (63 percent) to the total exports to China, valued at NZD 774 million, in November 2013. This is the highest value of dairy exports to China for any month. Total dairy exports were valued at NZD 1.7 billion – also the highest for any month.
The value of imported goods was NZD 4.3 billion, down by 2.8 percent from November 2012. A fall in intermediate goods, due to crude oil, affected this movement. Consumption goods also fell, while capital goods rose.