Imports from New Zealand plunged 17 percent over a year earlier to NZD 5.0 billion in November of 2020, dragged by disruptions to global supply chains and delays at New Zealand ports. The biggest declines were in imports were aircraft and parts (down NZD 262 million), crude oil (down NZD 146 million), vehicles, parts, and accessories (down NZD 121 million), petrol and diesel (down NZD 119 million), and plastics (down NZD 35 million). In contrast, purchases of mobile phones increased NZD 46 million). By country of origin, imports declined from the United States (-25.5 percent), China (-7.2 percent), Japan (-10.3 percent), and Australia (-4.3 percent). source: Statistics New Zealand

Imports in New Zealand averaged 1750.24 NZD Million from 1960 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 6133.86 NZD Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 37.85 NZD Million in April of 1962. This page provides the latest reported value for - New Zealand Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. New Zealand Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2021.

Imports in New Zealand is expected to be 4950.00 NZD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in New Zealand to stand at 5210.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Imports is projected to trend around 5300.00 NZD Million in 2021 and 5400.00 NZD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4950.00 5270.00 6133.86 37.85 1960 - 2020 NZD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-23 10:45 PM Aug N$4.76B N$4.59B N$4.6B
2020-10-26 09:45 PM Sep N$5.02B N$4.69B N$4.9B
2020-11-25 09:45 PM Oct N$5.29B N$5.03B N$4.6B
2020-12-17 09:45 PM Nov N$4.95B N$5.27B


News Stream
New Zealand Imports Fall Further
Imports from New Zealand plunged 17 percent over a year earlier to NZD 5.0 billion in November of 2020, dragged by disruptions to global supply chains and delays at New Zealand ports. The biggest declines were in imports were aircraft and parts (down NZD 262 million), crude oil (down NZD 146 million), vehicles, parts, and accessories (down NZD 121 million), petrol and diesel (down NZD 119 million), and plastics (down NZD 35 million). In contrast, purchases of mobile phones increased NZD 46 million). By country of origin, imports declined from the United States (-25.5 percent), China (-7.2 percent), Japan (-10.3 percent), and Australia (-4.3 percent).
2020-12-17
New Zealand Imports Sink 13% YoY
Exports from New Zealand tumbled 13 percent over a year earlier to NZD 5.3 billion in October of 2020. The biggest declines were mechanical machinery & equipment (-31 percent), oil & products (-33 percent), and electrical machinery & equipment (-17 percent). In contrast, aircraft & parts jumped 114 percent and optical, medical & measuring equipment rose by 12 percent. Imports from China were down NZD 100 million to NZD 1.3 billion, while those from the US declined NZD 158 million to NZD 469 million.
2020-11-25
New Zealand Imports Slump 11% in September
Imports to New Zealand plunged 11.4 percent year-on-year to NZD 5.0 billion in September of 2020, after falling by 16 percent in August, as some Covid-19 restrictions were eased. Purchases dropped mainly aircraft and parts (-75.3 percent); vehicles, parts & accessories (-22.8 percent); petroleum & products (-15.2 percent), and mechanical machinery & equipment (-13.3 percent). On the other hand, purchases of optical, medical & measuring equipment increased 9.6 percent. Among major trading partners, imports fell from China (-9.4 percent), the US (-21.9 percent), Australia (-1.3 percent) and Japan (-35.6 percent). Considering the third quarter of the year, imports to New Zealand went down 9.1 percent to NZD 58.6 billion from NZD 64.5 billion in the previous period.
2020-10-26
New Zealand Imports Plunge in August
Imports to New Zealand plunged 16 percent year-on-year to NZD 4.8 billion in August of 2020, amid restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Purchases dropped mainly for vehicles, parts & accessories (-36.8 percent); petroleum & products (-36.2 percent), and mechanical machinery & equipment (-14.3 percent). On the other hand, purchases of electrical machinery & equipment increased 6.5 percent. Among major trading partners, imports declined from China (-7 percent), the US (-22.4 percent), Australia (-12.5 percent) and Japan (-28.6 percent), but rose from South Korea (26.7 percent).
2020-09-23

New Zealand Imports
New Zealand imports mainly vehicles (13 percent), nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances (13 percent), fuels (10 percent), electrical machinery and equipment (8 percent), plastics (4 percent) and aircraft, spacecraft (4 percent). Its major import partners are: China (20 percent of total imports), Australia and the US (12 percent each), Japan (7 percent), Germany (5 percent), Thailand and South Korea (4 percent each).

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