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Overseas Merchandise Trade: April 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  26 May 2014
Key facts

For April 2014 compared with April 2013:

  • Exports rose $553 million (14 percent) to $4.5 billion.
  • Milk powder, butter, and cheese led the increase in exports, up $323 million.
  • Exports to China rose $246 million to $895 million.
  • Imports rose $190 million (5.0 percent) to $4.0 billion.  
  • Vehicles, parts, and accessories led the increase in imports, up $100 million.
  • There was a trade surplus of $534 million (12 percent of exports).
  • The trend for the value of exports continues to rise, while the trend for imports remains unchanged from March.

Graph, Merchandise trend values, monthly, March 2008 to April 2014.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0320
26 May 2014

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