Story: International economic relations

US–New Zealand trade, 1960–2004

The US took a significant percentage of New Zealand’s exports in the 1960s and early 1970s, but its share fell markedly in the later 1980s, partly because of rising exports to Australia and Japan. The recovery from the mid-1990s reflected a period of more buoyant trading conditions in the US compared with Japan and the European Union. The significance of the US as a source of imports rose steadily as imports from Britain fell in relative importance, but then fell from the mid-1990s as Australia became the most important source of imports.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'International economic relations - The US and New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010