Imports to New Zealand went up 7.3 percent year-on-year to NZD 5.11 billion in April 2019, after declining 3.5 percent in the prior month. Imports advanced mostly boosted to higher purchases of aircraft & parts (231.4 percent to NZN 0.19 billion); mechanical machinery & equipment (0.9 percent to NZN 0.69 billion); electrical machinery & equipment imports (22.1 percent to NZD 0.45 billion); textiles (15.4 percent to NZn 0.23 billion); and plastic & plastic articles (17.3 percent to NZN 0.20 billion). In contrast, purchases of vehicles, parts & accessories declined 21.8 percent to NZD 0.71 billion, due to an unusually high level in April 2018 when two additional vehicle carriers were unloaded, after shipment delays. By country of origin, imports rose from China (19.2 percent), the EU (18.8 percent), and Australia (17.8 percent), but decreased from Japan (-31.9 percent), South Korea (-13.2 percent) and the US (-6.6 percent). Imports in New Zealand averaged 1661.96 NZD Million from 1960 until 2019, 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.

Imports in New Zealand is expected to be 5300.00 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 4500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Imports is projected to trend around 5400.00 NZD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-26 09:45 PM Imports N$5.32B N$5.28B N$5B N$6.9B
2019-03-25 09:45 PM Imports N$4.8B N$5.28B N$4.9B N$4.7B
2019-04-25 10:45 PM Imports N$4.77B N$4.78B N$5.15B N$4.7B
2019-05-23 10:45 PM Imports N$5.11B N$4.78B N$4.9B N$4.5B
2019-06-24 10:45 PM Imports N$5.11B
2019-07-24 10:45 PM Imports N$ 5.3B
2019-08-23 10:45 PM Imports


New Zealand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 433.38 823.66 1157.64 -1579.92 NZD Million [+]
Current Account -3260.00 -6175.00 1411.00 -6175.00 NZD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.80 -2.60 -0.10 -8.90 percent [+]
Imports 5114.47 4775.62 6133.86 37.85 NZD Million [+]
Exports 5547.85 5599.28 5599.28 19.68 NZD Million [+]
External Debt 278355.00 280086.00 280086.00 67673.00 NZD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 1414.00 1401.00 1472.00 796.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 1382.00 -351.00 7646.00 -3332.00 NZD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 2246.00 911.00 3096.00 -7322.00 NZD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 307400.00 378270.00 529255.00 40.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 0.29 0.61 1.19 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 6.00 4.00 75.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 24.00 22.00 72.00 15.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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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). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5114.47 4775.62 6133.86 37.85 1960 - 2019 NZD Million Monthly




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