Imports to New Zealand rose 12.9 percent year-on-year to NZD 4.80 billion in February 2019, after increasing 6.9 percent in the prior month. Imports were mainly driven by higher purchases of vehicles, partes & accessories (+26.6 percent to NZD 634 million); petroleum & products (+14.1 percent to NZD 514 million); and aircraft & parts (+521.1 percent to NZD 145 million). In contrast, imports dropped for fertilizers (-56.1 percent to NZD 21 million) and food residues, wastes and fodder (-29.5 percent to NZD 84 million). By country of origin, purchases increased from China (9.3 percent), Japan (100.6 percent); the EU (30.0 percent), the US (19.3 percent), and Australia (2.2 percent). Meanwhile, imports declined from Singapore (-31.4 percent), the United Arab Emirates (-17.7 percent), and Thailand (-11.9 percent). Imports in New Zealand averaged 1652.76 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 5100.00 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 5300.00 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
2018-12-19 09:45 PM Imports N$5.8B N$6.13B N$6.6B
2019-01-28 09:45 PM Imports N$5.22B N$5.86B N$ 5.7B
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$4.8B N$5.15B N$4.7B
2019-05-23 10:45 PM Imports
2019-06-24 10:45 PM Imports


New Zealand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 11.70 -947.99 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 4803.93 5279.90 6133.86 37.85 NZD Million [+]
Exports 4815.63 4331.92 5508.34 19.68 NZD Million [+]
External Debt 278355.00 280086.00 280086.00 67673.00 NZD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 1403.00 1447.00 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 417934.00 399346.00 529255.00 40.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 0.29 0.61 1.19 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 4.00 12.00 75.00 0.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 23.00 21.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4803.93 5279.90 6133.86 37.85 1960 - 2019 NZD Million Monthly




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