|Unit||Mil. NZD, SA|
|Balance of Goods||May 2019||264||383||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||May 2019||5,805||5,504||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||May 2019||5,541||5,122||Mil. NZD, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q1||21,055||21,074||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q1||21,148||21,135||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2019 Q1||-93||-61||Mil. NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q1||18,626||18,119||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q1||21,552||21,405||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2019 Q1||-2,926||-3,286||Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA||Quarterly|
|Current Account Balance||2018 Q4||-2,471||-2,494||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.