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Overseas Merchandise Trade: May 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 June 2016
Key facts

For May 2016 compared with May 2015:

  • Goods exports rose $220 million (5.1 percent) to $4.6 billion. 
  • Logs, wood, and wood articles led the rise in exports, up $110 million (42 percent).
  • Goods imports rose $229 million (5.7 percent) to $4.2 billion. 
  • Consumption goods led the rise in imports, up $152 million (16 percent).
  • The trade surplus was $358 million (7.8 percent of exports).

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

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