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New Zealand Economic and Financial Overview 2014

Geographic Distribution of External Trade

Tables 14 and 15 show the country composition of New Zealand's exports and imports.

Table 14 - Geographic Distribution of Exports1
Year ended 30 September 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013
(dollar amounts in millions) % of Total
Australia 9,250 9,887 10,558 10,180 9,301 20.2
China, Peoples Republic of 3,527 4,318 5,795 6,437 8,269 18.0
United States of America 4,462 3,711 3,906 4,147 4,110 8.9
Japan 3,200 3,249 3,333 3,357 2,801 6.1
Korea, Republic of 1,270 1,355 1,634 1,568 1,603 3.5
United Kingdom 1,725 1,522 1,541 1,407 1,402 3.0
Singapore 865 1,071 798 859 999 2.2
Malaysia 782 740 848 914 883 1.9
Indonesia 1,018 916 868 823 858 1.9
Taiwan 736 823 903 844 846 1.8
Hong Kong (SAR) 815 851 770 879 800 1.7
India 681 755 965 830 744 1.6
Germany 805 669 753 735 715 1.6
Philippines 624 697 738 727 693 1.5
Thailand 535 591 728 683 644 1.4
Netherlands 488 474 613 579 606 1.3
Saudi Arabia 550 533 711 665 584 1.3
United Arab Emirates 399 417 496 649 580 1.3
Canada 531 468 577 579 545 1.2
Venezuela 443 380 434 651 265 0.6
Other Countries 8,882 8,358 9,827 9,237 8,771 19.1
Total 41,588 41,785 46,798 46,748 46,019 100.0
  1. Free on Board value. Including re-exports.

Source: Statistics New Zealand

Table 15 - Geographic Distribution of Imports1
Year ended 30 September 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2013
(dollar amounts in millions) % of Total
China, People Republic of 6,092 6,073 6,910 7,327 7,861 17.4
Australia 7,317 7,348 7,098 6,888 6,340 14.0
United States of America 4,381 3,723 4,858 4,426 4,132 9.2
Japan 2,969 2,843 2,663 2,928 2,788 6.2
Malaysia 1,128 1,386 1,456 1,503 2,079 4.6
Germany 1,743 1,619 1,816 1,984 2,042 4.5
Korea, Republic of 1,395 1,232 1,401 1,686 1,706 3.8
Thailand 1,046 1,240 1,328 1,320 1,595 3.5
Singapore 1,702 1,396 2,099 2,175 1,584 3.5
United Kingdom 933 895 1,143 1,154 1,166 2.6
France 1,366 575 640 1,060 1,079 2.4
Saudi Arabia 241 243 599 1,060 1,065 2.4
Italy 756 652 782 718 811 1.8
Indonesia 749 518 570 699 800 1.8
Taiwan 678 681 657 747 679 1.5
Brunei Darussalam 519 513 418 1,155 637 1.4
Qatar 1,127 822 805 720 577 1.3
Oman 48 53 365 947 570 1.3
Canada 643 423 575 553 533 1.2
India 321 363 352 399 397 0.9
Other Countries 5,668 5,956 7,180 5,795 6,713 14.9
Total 40,820 38,554 43,715 45,246 45,155 100.0
  1. Value for Duty.

Source: Statistics New Zealand

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