Overseas Merchandise Trade: January 2013

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 February 2013

Key facts

For January 2013 compared with January 2012:

  • Exports were down $378 million (10 percent) to $3.3 billion.
  • Milk powder, butter, and cheese decreased the most. 
  • Imports fell $234 million (6.0 percent) to $3.7 billion.
  • There was a trade deficit of $305 million (9.1 percent of exports). 
  • The trend for exports appears to have been declining in recent months. 
  • The trend for imports has been falling since July 2012.

Graph, Merchandise trend values, monthly, December 2006 to January 2013.

 

 

Clare Ward 27 February 2013
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0320