New Zealand Imports  1960-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to New Zealand declined 0.9 percent year-on-year to NZD 4420 million in December of 2016. Intermediate goods led the fall, down NZD 44 million (-2.5 percent) and oil and gas were down NZD 48 million (-39 percent). Meanwhile, capital goods increased NZD 8.8 million (+0.9 percent) and consumption goods rose NZD 2.9 million (0.2 percent). Of top import partners, the USA increased NZD 3.2 million (+0.7 percent), led by motor vehicles. Other top import destinations: China and Australia declined while Japan rose in value. For the year ended December 2016, imports shrank 1.7 percent to NZD 52 billion. Imports in New Zealand averaged 1525.53 NZD Million from 1960 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 4975.09 NZD Million in September of 2014 and a record low of 37.85 NZD Million in April of 1962.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-24 09:45 PM Oct N$ 4740M N$4860M N$4487M
2016-12-20 09:45 PM Nov N$4560M N$ 4720M N$4832M
2017-01-29 09:45 PM Dec N$4420M N$4600M N$4360M
2017-02-27 09:45 PM Jan N$4420M N$3890M
2017-03-23 09:45 PM Feb
2017-04-26 10:45 PM Mar




New Zealand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -41.38 -745.71 1157.64 -1388.00 NZD Million [+]
Exports 4381.50 3849.65 5032.54 19.68 NZD Million [+]
Imports 4422.90 4559.92 4975.09 37.85 NZD Million [+]
Current Account -4891.00 -932.00 1421.00 -6102.00 NZD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -3.30 -0.90 -8.90 percent [+]
External Debt 260715.00 257957.00 260715.00 67673.00 NZD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 1273.00 1297.00 1438.00 796.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 5247.00 873.00 7149.00 -3332.00 NZD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 334.00 -197.00 3717.00 -7322.00 NZD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 494193.00 333598.00 494193.00 40.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 33.00 38.00 72.00 15.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 7.00 75.00 75.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.23 1.19 1.19 0.00 [+]



New Zealand Imports Notes

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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4422.90 4559.92 4975.09 37.85 1960 - 2016 NZD Million Monthly