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Overseas Merchandise Trade: October 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 November 2012
Key facts

For October 2012 compared with October 2011:

  • Exports fell $423 million (11 percent) to $3.5 billion.
  • Milk powder, butter, and cheese had the largest decrease, down $205 million (20 percent).
  • Imports rose $70 million (1.7 percent) to $4.2 billion.
  • Capital and consumption goods rose while intermediate goods fell.
  • There was a trade deficit of $718 million (21 percent of exports).
  • The trend for exports appears to be decreasing.
  • The trend for imports has shown little change in recent months.

Graph, Merchandise trend values, monthly, September 2006 to October 2012.

 

Geoff Bascand 27 November 2012
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0320
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