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Overseas Merchandise Trade: October 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 November 2013
Key facts

For October 2013 compared with October 2012:

  • Exports rose $783 million (23 percent) to $4.2 billion.
  • Milk powder, butter, and cheese led the increase in exports, up $690 million.
  • Imports rose $237 million (5.7 percent) to $4.4 billion.
  • Vehicles, parts, and accessories led the increase in imports, up $86 million.
  • There was a trade deficit of $168 million (4.0 percent of exports).
  • The trend value for merchandise exports is 5.2 percent above the recent low point in March 2013.
  • The trend for import values has been increasing in recent months, but appears to be flattening. 
     

Graph, Merchandise trend values, monthly, September 2007 to October 2013.

Liz MacPherson 27 November 2013
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0320

 

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