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Overseas Merchandise Trade: March 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 April 2016
Key facts

March 2016 quarter:
Values are seasonally adjusted and compared with the December 2015 quarter.

  • Exports fell 1.2 percent (to $11.9 billion).
  • Meat and edible offal led the fall, down 17 percent ($300 million), with the quantity exported down 16 percent.
  • Imports fell 3.2 percent (to $12.8 billion).
  • The quarterly trade deficit was $944 million (7.9 percent of exports).

March 2016 month:
Values are actual and compared with the March 2015 month.

  • Exports fell 14 percent (to $4.2 billion), led by a fall in milk powder.
  • A large drilling platform, worth $199 million, was exported in March 2015 and caused a fall in export value.
  • Imports fell 3.7 percent (to $4.1 billion).
  • The monthly trade balance was a surplus of $117 million (2.8 percent of exports).

Graph, Merchandise trade values, exports, imports, and trade balance, March months, 2007 to 2016.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0320
27 April 2016

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