|Unit||Mil. NZD, SA|
|Balance of Goods||Apr 2021||388||39.42||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||Apr 2021||5,366||5,694||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||Apr 2021||4,978||5,655||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||2020 Q4||-2,095||-492||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q4||18,105||18,605||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q4||18,562||17,280||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2020 Q4||-457||1,325||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q4||15,787||15,958||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q4||19,471||17,845||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2020 Q4||-3,684||-1,887||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
The Balance of Payments current account summarises New Zealand's international trade in goods and services, and investment income and transfers with the rest of the world. A deficit in the current account shows that expenses were greater than earnings for a given period. A deficit must be balanced by a net inflow of investment from the rest of the world.
The balance of payments is made up of:
Essential principles guiding the compilation of New Zealand's balance of payments statistics are:
Data is subject to revision.