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Overseas Merchandise Trade: February 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 March 2014
Key facts

For February 2014 compared with February 2013:

  • Exports rose $663 million (17 percent) to $4.6 billion.
  • Milk powder, butter, and cheese led the increase in exports, up $433 million.
  • Exports to China rose $388 million to $1.2 billion, and to Australia fell $2.4 million to $718 million.
  • Imports rose $277 million (8.0 percent) to $3.7 billion.
  • Petroleum and products led the increase in imports, up $85 million.
  • Imports from China rose $4.4 million to $647 million, and from Australia fell $46 million to $444 million.
  • There was a trade surplus of $818 million (18 percent of exports).
  • The trends for the values of exports and imports have been increasing in recent months.

Graph, Merchandise trend values, monthly, December 2007 to February 2014.

Liz MacPherson 27 March 2014
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0320

 

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