New Zealand Imports  1960-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

New Zealand imports jumped 13.9 percent year-on-year to NZD 5.54 billion in August of 2018 from NZD 4.86 billion in the same month a year earlier and above market consensus of NZD 5.5 billion. Among main categories, imports were mainly driven by oil (+49.5 percent). In addition, inorganic chemicals (+100.3 percent), food residues (+83.3 percent) and aircraft & parts (+37.6 percent) also expanded above average. Among top import partners, purchases were mainly driven by Japan (+34.5 percent), Korea (+27.8 percent), and the United States (+17.3 percent). Notably, imports from United Arab Emirates soared 166.1 percent to NZD 262 million. Imports in New Zealand averaged 1619.70 NZD Million from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5835.58 NZD Million in November of 2017 and a record low of 37.85 NZD Million in April of 1962.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-24 10:45 PM Imports N$5.02B N$5.15B N$4.92B N$5.4B
2018-08-23 10:45 PM Imports N$5.49B N$5.17B N$5.2B N$5.1B
2018-09-25 10:45 PM Imports N$5.54B N$5.54B N$5.5B N$5.6B
2018-10-24 09:45 PM Imports N$5.54B N$5.7B
2018-11-23 09:45 PM Imports N$5.5B
2018-12-19 09:45 PM Imports N$5.8B


New Zealand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1483.67 -195.94 1157.64 -1483.67 NZD Million [+]
Exports 4054.01 5344.86 5508.34 19.68 NZD Million [+]
Imports 5537.67 5540.80 5835.58 37.85 NZD Million [+]
Current Account -1620.00 88.00 1411.00 -6102.00 NZD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.80 -2.60 -0.10 -8.90 percent [+]
External Debt 278453.00 273275.00 278453.00 67673.00 NZD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 1452.00 1443.00 1472.00 796.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -1736.00 393.00 7646.00 -3332.00 NZD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -1510.00 486.00 3096.00 -7322.00 NZD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 246682.00 250523.00 513349.00 40.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 0.61 0.23 1.19 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 4.00 12.00 75.00 0.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 24.00 24.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5537.67 5540.80 5835.58 37.85 1960 - 2018 NZD Million Monthly




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