|Unit||Mil. NZD, SA|
|Balance of Goods||Sep 2019||-1,241||-1,627||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||Sep 2019||4,468||4,080||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||Sep 2019||5,710||5,708||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||2019 Q2||-2,381||-2,521||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q2||21,472||21,174||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q2||21,225||21,173||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2019 Q2||247||1||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q2||18,345||18,676||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q2||21,505||21,565||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2019 Q2||-3,160||-2,889||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.