|Unit||Mil. NZD, SA|
|Balance of Goods||Mar 2019||922||-68||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||Mar 2019||5,696||4,708||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||Mar 2019||4,773||4,776||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||2018 Q4||-2,471||-2,494||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||21,107||21,153||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||21,057||21,007||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2018 Q4||50||146||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||18,082||17,891||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2018 Q4||21,248||21,402||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2018 Q4||-3,166||-3,511||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.