Imports to New Zealand jumped 38.4 percent from a year earlier to a record high of NZD 6,495 million in July of 2021 led by a rise in imports of vehicles, parts, and accessories, up NZD 415 million. Other commodities to rise included mechanical machinery and equipment (up NZD 223 million), and petroleum and petrol products (up NZD 207 million). The country contributing the most to the increase in vehicles, parts, and accessories was Japan, up NZD 165 million. This was followed by the European Union, up NZD 64 million. source: Statistics New Zealand

Imports in New Zealand averaged 1794.93 NZD Million from 1960 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 6494.53 NZD Million in August of 2021 and a record low of 37.85 NZD Million in April of 1962. This page provides the latest reported value for - New Zealand Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. New Zealand Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Imports in New Zealand is expected to be 5868.00 NZD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the New Zealand Imports is projected to trend around 5555.00 NZD Million in 2022 and 5653.00 NZD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Imports


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-08-24 10:45 PM Jul N$6.16B N$5.71B N$5.9B
2021-09-23 10:45 PM Aug N$6.49B N$6.17B N$5.9B


News Stream
New Zealand Imports Hit Fresh Record High
Imports to New Zealand jumped 38.4 percent from a year earlier to a record high of NZD 6,495 million in July of 2021 led by a rise in imports of vehicles, parts, and accessories, up NZD 415 million. Other commodities to rise included mechanical machinery and equipment (up NZD 223 million), and petroleum and petrol products (up NZD 207 million). The country contributing the most to the increase in vehicles, parts, and accessories was Japan, up NZD 165 million. This was followed by the European Union, up NZD 64 million.
2021-09-23
New Zealand Imports Jump 34.7% to Record High
Imports to New Zealand jumped 34.7 percent from a year earlier to a record high of NZD 6156 million in July of 2021. The largest contributor to this rise was vehicles, parts, and accessories, up NZD 555 million to NZD 919 million. This large increase in vehicle imports is partly due to July 2020 having the lowest value of imports of vehicles for any July month in the past decade. In July 2021 the top trading partner for vehicles was Japan at NZD 276 million, a rise of NZD 151 million compared with July 2020. Second to Japan was the EU at NZD 206 million, a rise of NZD 129 million. There were also large rises in petroleum and products, up NZD 399 million to NZD 570 million. In part this was due to July 2020 seeing the lowest value of imports of petroleum and products (NZD 166 million) since November 2003. Combined, the rise in imports of vehicles and petroleum totalled NZD 953 million, making up 60 percent of the total rise in imports for July 2021.
2021-08-24
New Zealand Imports Edge Down
Imports from New Zealand decreased 1.1 percent over a year earlier to NZD 4.3 billion in February of 2021, continuing to recover from disruptions to global supply chains and delays at New Zealand ports. Purchases were mainly nudged by vehicles, parts & accessories, up NZD 135 million or 24 percent. In contrast, imports of crude oil sank by NZD 201 million or 80 percent. By origin, purchases from China increased by NZD 336 million to NZD 1.1 billion, whereas those from the USA were down NZD 142 million to NZD 359 million.
2021-03-23

New Zealand Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Balance of Trade -2143.70 NZD Million Aug/21 -397.46 1350.34 -2143.70
Current Account -1396.00 NZD Million Jun/21 -3189.00 2325.00 -6469.00
Current Account to GDP -2.70 percent of GDP Dec/20 -3.60 -0.10 -8.90
Exports 4350.83 NZD Million Aug/21 5769.31 5958.32 19.68
Imports 6494.53 NZD Million Aug/21 6166.78 6494.53 37.85
Terms of Trade 1526.00 points Jun/21 1477.00 1526.00 796.00
Foreign Direct Investment 1717.00 NZD Million Jun/21 2536.00 4813.00 -7322.00
Capital Flows -277.00 NZD Million Jun/21 -1891.00 7357.00 -7912.00
Tourist Arrivals 2676.00 Aug/21 30209.00 529255.00 40.00


New Zealand Imports
New Zealand imports mainly vehicles (13 percent), nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances (13 percent), fuels (10 percent), electrical machinery and equipment (8 percent), plastics (4 percent) and aircraft, spacecraft (4 percent). Its major import partners are: China (20 percent of total imports), Australia and the US (12 percent each), Japan (7 percent), Germany (5 percent), Thailand and South Korea (4 percent each).


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