Import prices in New Zealand edged down 0.1 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2020, after a 0.5 percent increase in the previous period and compared to market expectations of a 0.8 percent fall. The decline was mainly due to prices of petroleum & petroleum products (-35.3 percent vs 1.7 percent). In contrast, all other categories recorded increases, of which prices of textiles and clothing (7.9 percent vs -1.5 percent) and food and beverages (6.2 percent vs 1.1 percent).

Import Prices in New Zealand averaged 538.86 points from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 1128 points in the fourth quarter of 2000 and a record low of 70.43 points in the first quarter of 1950. This page provides - New Zealand Import Prices - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Import Prices - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020. source: Statistics New Zealand

Import Prices in New Zealand is expected to be 851.00 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Import Prices in New Zealand to stand at 855.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Import Prices is projected to trend around 859.00 points in 2021 and 863.00 points in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Import Prices

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
849.00 850.00 1128.00 70.43 1950 - 2020 points Quarterly
NSA, 2002Q2=000


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-01 09:45 PM Q3 0% 1.8% 0.2% 0.8%
2020-03-01 09:45 PM Q4 0.3% 0.0% 0.6% 0.8%
2020-06-01 10:45 PM Q1 0.5% 0.3% -0.9% -1.3%
2020-09-01 10:45 PM Q2 -0.1% 0.5% -0.8% -0.8%


News Stream
New Zealand Import Prices Fall Less than Expected in Q2
Import prices in New Zealand edged down 0.1 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2020, after a 0.5 percent increase in the previous period and compared to market expectations of a 0.8 percent fall. The decline was mainly due to prices of petroleum & petroleum products (-35.3 percent vs 1.7 percent). In contrast, all other categories recorded increases, of which prices of textiles and clothing (7.9 percent vs -1.5 percent) and food and beverages (6.2 percent vs 1.1 percent).
2020-09-01
New Zealand Q1 Import Prices Rise Unexpectedly
Import prices in New Zealand advanced 0.5 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2020, accelerating from a 0.3 percent increase in the previous period and well above market expectations of a 0.9 percent fall. Prices rebounded for petroleum & petroleum products (1.7 percent from -2 percent in Q4 2019); and electrical machinery & apparatus (4.9 percent from -4.6 percent). Also, cost of mechanical machinery rose 1.6 percent, faster than a 1.3 percent gain.
2020-06-01
New Zealand Import Prices Rise Less than Expected
Import prices in New Zealand advanced 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to December 2019, after being unchanged in the previous period and compared to market consensus of a 0.6 percent gain. Prices for non-food manufactures rose 0.5 percent boosted by cost for plastics and plastic articles, transport equipment, mechanical machinery, and iron and steel. In addition, prices for food and beverages increased 2.4 percent, while declines were seen in prices for petroleum and petroleum products (-1.8 percent) and non-fuel crude materials (-2.4 percent).
2020-03-01

New Zealand Import Prices
In New Zealand, Import Prices correspond to the rate of change in the prices of goods and services purchased by residents of that country from, and supplied by, foreign sellers. Import Prices are heavily affected by exchange rates.