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New Zealand Trade

New Zealand Trade

Merchandise Trade Balance in New Zealand

The merchandise trade balance in New Zealand averaged USD -2.8 billion in the decade to 2022. In contrast, the 2022 reading was USD -9.3 billion. For more trade information, visit our dedicated page.

New Zealand Trade Chart

Note: This chart displays Trade Balance (USD billion) for New Zealand from 2021 to 2020.
Source: Macrobond.

New Zealand Trade Data

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Merchandise Trade Balance (USD bn) -2.4 1.5 -4.1 -7.8 -7.4
Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

How should you choose a forecaster if some are too optimistic while others are too pessimistic? FocusEconomics collects New Zealand trade projections for the next ten years from a panel of 5 analysts at the leading national, regional and global forecast institutions. These projections are then validated by our in-house team of economists and data analysts and averaged to provide one Consensus Forecast you can rely on for each indicator. By averaging all forecasts, upside and downside forecasting errors tend to cancel each other out, leading to the most reliable trade forecast available for New Zealand trade.

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