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Imports

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In 2012, 27 percent of all goods imported were primary products and 72 percent were manufactured goods. Petroleum and products continue to be New Zealand's highest-value import, accounting for 18 percent of goods imported.

Main import commodities   2012 2007 
NZ$(million) 
Petroleum and products  8,366  5,785 
Mechanical machinery and equipment 6,071 5,230 
Vehicles, parts, and accessories  4,882  4,854 
Electrical machinery and equipment(1)  3,948  3,695 
Textiles and textile articles  2,116  1,877 
Plastic and plastic articles  1,685  1,567 
Optical, medical, and measuring equipment  1,337  1,177 
Iron and steel, and articles(1)  1,247  1,519 
Total – all commodities  47,451  41,165 

1. Values exclude confidential data 

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