Exports continue to soar

Stats NZ reports:

of primary products led the rise in total goods in February 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This includes rises for milk powder, logs, and sheepmeat .

The value of exported goods rose $663 million (17 percent) to $4.6 billion in February 2014, compared with February 2013. …

The balance for February 2014 was a surplus of $818 million (18 percent of exports). This is the highest-ever 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.

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Seasonally adjusted imports are at much the same level as 2008, while exports are around $7 billion a year higher.

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