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Effects of COVID-19 on trade: 1 February–23 September 2020 (provisional)

30 September 2020

Effects of COVID-19 on trade is a weekly update on New Zealand’s daily goods trade with the world from 1 February 2020. Comparing the values with previous years shows the potential impacts of COVID-19.

The data is provisional and should be regarded as an early, indicative estimate of intentions to trade only, subject to revision.

We advise caution in making decisions based on this data.

Note: The large increase in the total import value on 26 June 2020 was due to the arrival of a new vessel for the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Send us your feedback
We would like to hear your feedback on how you are using the data in this release. Your comments will be used to help set the direction on how we enhance international trade statistics in the future.

Any information on how this weekly data is being used in conjunction with our monthly trade statistics will also be appreciated.

Please send your feedback to by 14 October 2020.

More data
Stats NZ COVID-19 portal presents the data in graphical format.

Definitions and metadata
Overseas merchandise trade weekly series – Datainfo+ provides the methodology used, and information on the quality and limitations of the dataset.