|Unit||Mil. NZD, SA|
|Balance of Goods||Aug 2021||-2,143||-397.46||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||Aug 2021||4,350||5,769||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||Aug 2021||6,494||6,166||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||2021 Q2||-2,975||-5,171||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2021 Q2||20,156||17,027||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2021 Q2||21,125||20,227||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2021 Q2||-969||-3,200||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2021 Q2||16,812||14,366||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2021 Q2||20,877||20,830||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2021 Q2||-4,065||-6,464||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.