New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

Overseas merchandise trade: April 2014 / media release by Statistics New Zealand

Goods exports rose to $4.5 billion in April 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is an increase of $553 million since April 2013.

Milk powder, butter, and cheese led the increase in exports, with the value up over one-third, to $1.2 billion, compared with April 2013. Quantities showed little change, up 1.6 percent. Milk powder, anhydrous milk fat, and butter showed the largest rises.

The full release can be found here.

Exports from New Zealand to Japan in April increased by 13.9 percent year-on-year to 297 million while imports from Japan decreased by 7.1 percent to $326 million. Japan is the fourth largest trading partner for New Zealand after China, Australia and the United States. Key export items from New Zealand to Japan include aluminium, forest products, dairy goods, fruit and meat.

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