|Unit||Mil. NZD, SA|
|Balance of Goods||Aug 2020||-352.67||446.98||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||Aug 2020||4,411||5,035||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||Aug 2020||4,764||4,588||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q2||18,633||21,943||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q2||16,498||21,464||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2020 Q2||2,135||479||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q2||15,213||18,064||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q2||16,100||21,342||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2020 Q2||-887||-3,278||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Current Account Balance||2020 Q1||-1,554||-1,926||Mil. 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.