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Overseas Merchandise Trade: November 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  21 December 2016
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Overseas Merchandise Trade: December 2016 will be released on 30 January 2017.

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Past releases

Overseas Merchandise Trade has links to past releases.

Goods and Services Trade by Country has annual goods and services trade in a single information release. This provides a comprehensive picture of economic trade between New Zealand and our main trading partners, by combining information on commodities and services.

Data quality

Statistics NZ is confident that the overseas merchandise trade data for November 2016 is an accurate reflection of trade movements at the Harmonised System (HS) chapter level (two digit codes). Data below HS chapter level has had less scrutiny and therefore should be treated with a greater degree of caution. This caution applies to the fine-level detail of overseas merchandise trade data available on Infoshare and overseas merchandise trade datasets. We are not able to produce some customised subscriptions with this release, therefore we added New Zealand port and apportioned gross weight to those datasets as a one-off trial.

November 2016 data will be revised to its usual quality level before it is finalised for the February 2017 release. See Why overseas merchandise trade data can change for information about overseas merchandise trade’s provisional period.

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General information

Overseas Merchandise Trade – DataInfo+ 
General methodology used to produce overseas merchandise trade statistics.

Overseas Merchandise Trade concepts – DataInfo+ 
Definitions of terms used in this release.

Principles and protocols for producers of Tier 1 statistics
Statistics in this release have been produced in accordance with the Official Statistics System principles and protocols for producers of Tier 1 statistics for quality. They conform to the Statistics NZ methodological Standard for Reporting of Data Quality.

Related information

Global New Zealand 
Comprehensive annual trade statistics.

Overseas Trade Indexes – information releases
Information on changes in the level of prices and volumes of New Zealand’s imports and exports.

Balance of Payments and International Investment Position – information releases
Information on the value of New Zealand's transactions with the rest of the world and our international financial assets and liabilities.

Gross Domestic Product – information releases
Three-monthly snapshots represent the country's income earned from production in New Zealand.

Economic Survey of Manufacturing – information releases
Economic indicators of how the manufacturing sector is performing.

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