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Overseas Merchandise Trade: June 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  26 July 2016
Key facts

June 2016 quarterly values are seasonally adjusted and compared with the March 2016 quarter.

  • Goods exports rose 5.8 percent to $12.7 billion.
  • Meat and edible offal led the rise in exports, up 8.3 percent ($125 million). 
  • Goods imports rose 0.5 percent to $12.8 billion.
  • Capital goods led the rise in imports, up 15 percent ($361 million).
  • Intermediate goods fell 3.8 percent ($198 million). 
  • Quarterly trade deficit was $173 million (1.4 percent of exports).
  • Ninth consecutive quarterly trade deficit since March 2014.   

June 2016 monthly values are actual and compared with the June 2015 month.

  • Goods exports rose $109 million to $4.3 billion.
  • Fruit led rise in exports, up $110 million (30 percent).
  • Goods imports fell $200 million to $4.1 billion.
  • Intermediate goods led the fall in imports, down $225 million (12 percent).
  • Monthly trade surplus was $127 million (3.0 percent of exports).

Graph, Merchandise trade values, monthly, June 2007 to June 2016.

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

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