Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Exports fall, led by falling dairy values

Exports fall, led by falling dairy values – Media release

The value of exported goods fell $423 million (11 percent) to $3.5 billion in October 2012, compared with October 2011, Statistics New Zealand said today.

"Almost half of the fall in export values was due to the falling value of dairy," industry and labour statistics manager Louise Holmes-Oliver said. "This was despite an increase in dairy quantities."

The value of imports rose $70 million (1.7 percent). Contributors to this rise were capital goods, up $94 million, and consumption goods, up $64 million, while intermediate goods fell $83 million.

The trade balance for October 2012 was a deficit of $718 million (21 percent of exports). This compares with a deficit of $226 million (5.8 percent of exports) in October 2011.

Seasonally adjusted exports fell 14 percent compared with September 2012. There was a large fall in milk powder, butter, and cheese exports, following two large decreases in August and September. Seasonally adjusted imports fell 8.0 percent in October 2012.

The trend for exports remains at a high level, but is 6.3 percent lower than its peak of November 2011. The trend for imports has shown little change in recent months, and is now 7.0 percent lower than its record high of September 2008.

ENDS

http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/1211/OverseasMerchandiseTradeOct12.pdf
http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/1211/omtoct12tables.xls
• Visit Overseas Merchandise Trade: October 2012

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Fossils: Ancient Penguins Lived Alongside Dinosaurs?

Penguins are much older than previously thought and their evolution probably dates back to the days of the dinosaurs, according to research on the fossilised leg bone and toes of a giant ancient penguin found in rocks near Waipara, North Canterbury. More>>

No Voda/Sky: Commission Declines Clearance For Merger

The Commerce Commission has declined to grant clearance for the proposed merger of Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Power: IEA Report On New Zealand's Energy System

Outside of its largely low-carbon power sector, managing the economy’s energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions while still remaining competitive and growing remains a challenge. More>>

ALSO:

NASA: Seven Earth-Size Planets Around A Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Transport Case: Men Guilty Of Corruption And Bribery Will Spend Time In Jail

Two men who were found guilty of corruption and bribery in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) trial have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court today... The pair are guilty of corruption and bribery offences relating to more than $1 million of bribes which took place between 2005 and 2013 at Rodney District Council and Auckland Transport. More>>

ALSO:

Hager Raid: Westpac Wrong To Release Bank Records To Police

The Privacy Commissioner has censured Westpac Banking Corp for releasing without a court order more than 10 months of bank records belonging to the political activist and journalist Nicky Hager during a police investigation into leaked information published in Hager's 2014 pre-election book, 'Dirty Politics'. More>>

ALSO:

EARLIER:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news