Stats NZ reports:
The value of exported goods rose $663 million (17 percent) to $4.6 billion in February 2014, compared with February 2013. …
The trade balance for February 2014 was a surplus of $818 million (18 percent of exports). This is the highest-ever trade surplus for any February month and compares with a surplus of $432 million (11 percent of exports) in February 2013.
Not bad. Look at the last six years or so here.
Seasonally adjusted imports are at much the same level as 2008, while exports are around $7 billion a year higher.Tags: exports, trade