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Overseas Merchandise Trade: January 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  26 February 2016
Key facts

For January 2016 compared with January 2015:

  • Goods exports rose $217 million (5.9 percent) to $3.9 billion.
  • Goods imports rose $261 million (7.2 percent) to $3.9 billion.
  • The trade surplus was $8.1 million (0.2 percent of exports).
  • Logs, wood, and wood articles exports rose $44 million (22 percent).
  • Exports to China were up $147 million (25 percent).
  • Exports to the USA fell $47 million (9.5 percent), due to beef, down $58 million.
  • Intermediate goods imports rose $140 million (8.9 percent).
  • Imports from China were up $154 million (21 percent).

Graph showing merchandise trade values, exports, imports, and trade balance, January months, 2007 to 2016.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0320
26 February 2016

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