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Overseas Merchandise Trade: September 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  24 October 2014
Key facts

September 2014 quarter:

Values are seasonally adjusted and compared with the June 2014 quarter.

  • Exports fell 3.0 percent (to $12 billion), led by dairy.
  • Imports rose 3.7 percent (to $13 billion).
  • Capital goods led the rise in imports, due to aircraft.
  • There was a trade deficit of $1.0 billion (8.6 percent of exports).
  • Exports trend has been falling, while imports trend remains at a high level.

September 2014 month:

Values are actual and compared with the September 2013 month.

  • Exports fell 5.3 percent (to $3.6 billion), led by whole milk powder.
  • Imports rose 23 percent (to $5.0 billion), led by aircraft.
  • Most main import categories rose.
  • There was a trade deficit of $1.4 billion (37 percent of exports).

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0320
24 October 2014

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