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Imports

Petroleum and petroleum products are New Zealand’s largest imports, followed by mechanical and electrical machinery and equipment. Imports from the top three countries of origin, Australia, China, and the United States, contribute over 40% of all imports.

2009 2004

Main import commodities

$(million)
Petroleum and products 7,258 3,026
Mechanical machinery and equipment 5,771 4,529
Electrical machinery and equipment(1) 4,327 3,116
Vehicles, parts, and accessories 3,958 5,347
Textiles and textile articles 2,044 1,599
Plastics and plastic articles 1,670 1,230
Iron and steel and articles(1) 1,600 1,062
Optical, medical, and measuring equipment 1,404 1,034
Total – all commodities 46,139 33,378

Main countries of origin

Australia 8,106 7,364
China, People’s Republic of 6,658 3,066
United States 4,646 3,930
Japan 3,621 3,849
Germany 1,983 1,736
Total – all countries 46,139 33,378

(1) Values exclude confidential data.

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