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NZ posts record February trade surplus of $818m as China buys dairy, meat, logs

Anne Boniface, senior economist at Westpac Banking Corp

Trade surplus misses expectations amid flood of imported fuel

Export receipts outpaced imports by $157min April for an annual deficit of $694m.

Dairy, meat and log shipments to China boost trade surplus

The unexpected result narrows the annual trade deficit to $1.08 billion from $1.3 billion.

Record trade surplus, despite exports falling

The surplus is the largest for a December month as a percentage of exports since 1991.

June trade surplus wider than expected on dairy exports

New Zealand's trade surplus was wider than expected in June as the country's dairy producers sold more product overseas.

NZ’s trade surplus may not be good news after all

New Zealand's April trade surplus announced yesterday show that the downturn is making companies more reluctant to invest.

The trade figures released by Statistics NZ showed imports were down 7.3% in April from the same month a year ago.

One of the major contributors to the fall was lower capital goods imports which fell 17.6% in April. Even allowing for the removal of a large, one-off capital item imported in last April - the figures are significant.

Machinery and plant imports and transport equipment were at their lowest levels in the last five quarters.