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Overseas merchandise trade: August 2022 – Information release

22 September 2022

Overseas merchandise trade statistics provide information on imports and exports of merchandise goods between New Zealand and other countries.

Key facts

This release refers to trade in goods only.

August 2022 monthly values are actual and compared with August 2021.

  • Goods exports rose $1.1 billion (26 percent) to $5.5 billion.
  • Goods imports rose $1.4 billion (22 percent) to $7.9 billion.
  • The monthly trade balance was a deficit of $2.4 billion.
  • China led the monthly exports rise, up $298 million (25 percent).
  • China led the monthly imports rise, up $446 million (30 percent), followed by Singapore, up $387 million (283 percent).
  • Rises for all top import partners in August 2022, except for Japan, which was down $8 million (1.7 percent).

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