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oil imports fall as overall imports rise – Media release

29 April 2021

Imports were the highest ever for a March
month and have increased despite a fall in crude oil imports, Stats NZ
said today.

The value of crude oil imports fell $399
million. Overall, imports for March 2021 rose $559 million from the previous
March, to $5.6 billion.

The increase in imports was driven by a range
of commodities, with large movements in vehicles, parts, and accessories
(up $190 million), mechanical machinery and equipment (up $127 million),
textiles and textile articles (up $125 million), and electrical machinery
and equipment (up $115 million).

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