Exports from New Zealand declined 6.1 percent over a year earlier to NZD 5.4 billion in May of 2020, amid the coronavirus crisis. Exports were mainly dragged by logs & wood (-14.2 percent), of which log (-12.3 percent); mechanical machinery & equipment (-20 percent); fish, crustaceans, and mollusks (-34 percent); miscellaneous edible preparations (-19.2 percent); and fruit (-1.4 percent). In contrast, exports of milk powder, butter & cheese climbed 4.5 percent to NZD 1.33 billion. Among main trade partners, exports went down to China (-5 percent), Australia (-9.6 percent), the US (-13.8 percent), the EU (-15.8 percent) and South Korea (-7.4 percent), but rose to Taiwan (7 percent) and remained practically unchanged for Japan.

Exports in New Zealand averaged 1443.32 NZD Million from 1951 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 5814.88 NZD Million in March of 2020 and a record low of 19.68 NZD Million in August of 1954. This page provides the latest reported value for - New Zealand Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. New Zealand Exports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Statistics New Zealand

Exports in New Zealand is expected to be 4900.00 NZD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in New Zealand to stand at 5400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Exports is projected to trend around 5400.00 NZD Million in 2021 and 5600.00 NZD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5392.77 5289.94 5814.88 19.68 1951 - 2020 NZD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-24 09:45 PM Feb N$4.92B N$4.69B N$4.3B
2020-04-28 10:45 PM Mar N$5.81B N$4.87B N$ 4.8B
2020-05-25 10:45 PM Apr N$5.26B N$5.82B N$5.4B
2020-06-24 10:45 PM May N$5.39B N$5.29B N$5.5B
2020-07-23 10:45 PM Jun N$5.39B N$4.3B
2020-08-25 10:45 PM Jul
2020-09-24 10:45 PM Aug
2020-10-22 09:45 PM Sep N$ 4.9B


News Stream
New Zealand Exports Drop 6.1% YoY
Exports from New Zealand declined 6.1 percent over a year earlier to NZD 5.4 billion in May of 2020, amid the coronavirus crisis. Exports were mainly dragged by logs & wood (-14.2 percent), of which log (-12.3 percent); mechanical machinery & equipment (-20 percent); fish, crustaceans, and mollusks (-34 percent); miscellaneous edible preparations (-19.2 percent); and fruit (-1.4 percent). In contrast, exports of milk powder, butter & cheese climbed 4.5 percent to NZD 1.33 billion. Among main trade partners, exports went down to China (-5 percent), Australia (-9.6 percent), the US (-13.8 percent), the EU (-15.8 percent) and South Korea (-7.4 percent), but rose to Taiwan (7 percent) and remained practically unchanged for Japan.
2020-06-24
New Zealand Exports Fall in April
Exports from New Zealand declined 4 percent over a year earlier to NZD 5.3 billion in April of 2020, amid the coronavirus crisis. Exports were mainly dragged by logs & wood (-69 percent), as logging operations were suspended during the level 4 lockdown; mechanical machinery & equipment (-57.3 percent); fish, crustaceans, and mollusks (-29.4 percent); and miscellaneous edible preparations (-14 percent). In contrast, exports of milk powder, butter & cheese surged 22.3 percent to NZD 1.56 billion, and sales of fruits jumped 30.7 percent to NZD 0.8 billion. Among main trade partners, exports went down to Australia (-24.1 percent), China (-3 percent), South Korea (-24.2 percent) and the EU (-15 percent), but rose to Japan (27.1 percent) and the US (0.3 percent).
2020-05-25
New Zealand Exports Hit Record High in March
Exports from New Zealand rose 3.8 percent over a year earlier to a record high of NZD 5815 million in March of 2020, after rising 3.4 percent in February. Exports were boosted by higher sales of fruit (54.1 percent to NZD 327 million), meat & edible offal (11.4 percent to NZD 1000 million), and preparations of milk, cereals, fluor & starch (20.9 percent to NZD 268 million). Sales of kiwifruit, dairy and meat were particularly strong. In contrast, exports of logs, wood & wood articles plunged 35 percent to NZD 343, and those of mechanical machinery fell 9.8 percent to NZD 170 million. Among main trade partners, exports to the US jumped 9.4 percent to NZD 623 million while those to China declined 5.8 percent to NZD 1424 million, dragged by the novel coronavirus outbreak. Considering the first quarter of the year, exports from New Zealand went up 4.9 percent over a year earlier to NZD 15,363 million.
2020-04-28
New Zealand Exports Lose Steam
Exports from New Zealand rose 4.5 percent over a year earlier to NZD 4921 million in February of 2020 after rising 7.9 percent in December. Sales were mainly driven by higher milk powder, butter & cheese (14.7 percent to NZD 1487 million) and wine (12.6 percent to NZD 172 million). In contrast, exports of logs, wood & wood articles plunged 27.5 percent to NZD 327, while those of meat & edible offal dropped 1.4 percent to NZD 823 million. Among main trade partners, exports rose to China declined 9.9 percent to NZD 1097 million, dragged by the novel coronavirus outbreak, whereas those to the US jumped 30.4 percent to NZD 553 million.
2020-03-24

New Zealand Exports
New Zealand’s economy is greatly dependent on international trade. It’s been based traditionally on exports from its very efficient agricultural system. The country exports mainly dairy produce, birds' eggs, natural honey, edible products of animal origin (24 percent of total exports), meat and edible meat offal (14 percent), wood and articles of wood (7 percent), fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons (5 percent) and beverages, spirits and vinegar (4 percent). The main export partners are China (18 percent of total exports), Australia (17 percent), the US (12 percent), Japan (6 percent), the UK and South Korea (3 percent each).
New Zealand Exports by Country Last Previous
Fiji 56960611.00 20888972.00 NZD May/20
China 1453.06 1362.05 NZD Million May/20
Australia 676.97 507.78 NZD Million May/20
United States 543.00 555.17 NZD Million May/20
Japan 425.93 465.55 NZD Million May/20
South Korea 176.90 154.09 NZD Million May/20
Taiwan 143.74 152.59 NZD Million May/20
United Kingdom 124.37 126.41 NZD Million May/20
Hong Kong 115.40 113.96 NZD Million May/20
Singapore 100.09 96.56 NZD Million May/20
Thailand 93.41 97.00 NZD Million May/20
Indonesia 86.35 99.89 NZD Million May/20
Germany 79.47 82.36 NZD Million May/20
Malaysia 77.40 108.38 NZD Million May/20
Canada 63.41 67.72 NZD Million May/20
France 38.00 23.33 NZD Million May/20
Mexico 30.54 31.92 NZD Million May/20
India 23.75 29.02 NZD Million May/20
Italy 16.36 11.86 NZD Million May/20
Belgium 12.17 10.18 NZD Million May/20

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