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Overseas Merchandise Trade: June 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  24 July 2015
Key facts

June 2015 quarter:
Values are seasonally adjusted and compared with the March 2015 quarter.

  • Exports rose 0.4 percent (to $12 billion).
  • Fruit led the rise, up 13 percent ($64 million).
  • Imports rose 0.4 percent (to $13 billion).
  • The trade deficit was $460 million (3.8 percent of exports).

June 2015 month:
Values are actual and compared with the June 2014 month.

  • Exports rose 1.3 percent (to $4.2 billion), led by logs.
  • Imports were up 9.0 percent ($355 million) to $4.3 billion.
  • Monthly exports to Australia were higher than to China.
  • The trade deficit was $60 million (1.4 percent of exports).
  • Largest annual trade deficit since year ended July 2009.
  • New Zealand dollar was 10.5 percent lower than in June 2014.

 Graph, Merchandise trade values, exports, imports, and trade balance, seasonally adjusted quarterly, March 2013 to June 2015.

Colin Lynch, Acting Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0320
24 July 2015

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