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Imports

Oil is New Zealand's largest import, while manufactured products such as mechanical and electrical machinery, vehicles and textiles make up almost three-quarters of all imports.

2003 2008

Main import commodities

$(million)
Petroleum and products 3,071 7,079
Mechanical machinery and equipment 4,333 5,885
Vehicles, parts and accessories 4,985 5,328
Electrical machinery and equipment(1) 2,701 3,777
Textiles and textile articles 1,641 1,895
Plastics and plastic articles(1) 1,279 1,593
Iron and steel articles(1) 981 1,524
Optical, medical and measuring equipment 967 1,194
Total all commodities 32,161 44,507

Main countries of origin

Australia 7,278 8,673
China, People's Republic of 2,687 5,824
United States of America 4,067 4,128
Japan 3,876 4,046
Singapore 610 2,254
Total all countries 32,161 44,507

(1) Values exclude confidential data.

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