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.
Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
26 May 2014