XE Data Update - NZ Trade Balance Release
The NZ Trade Balance for April has just been released.
They came in marginally worse than expected:
NZ Trade Balance:
Trade Balance (Apr)
$433mio surplus Consensus $450mio
- Imports (Apr) $5.11bio Consensus $4.90bio
- Exports (Apr) $5.55bio Consensus $5.35bio
Trade Balance Year to Oct $5.48bio deficit Consensus $5.47bio deficit.
Last month’s Trade Balance was revised lower by NZD$98mio to NZD$824mio.
The rise in exports was led by dairy products (milk powder, butter, & cheese), and in untreated logs, kiwifruits, and meat and edible offal.
The NZD is little changed in immediate response.
Below is the link to the Stats NZ report:
Current indicative rates are:
0.6510 / 0.6535
NZD-AUD 0.9440 / 0.9465
NZD-EUR 0.5825 / 0.5850
NZD-GBP 0.5125 / 0.5150
NZD-JPY 75.45 / 75.70