Story: United States and New Zealand

US–New Zealand trade, 1960–2004

US–New Zealand trade, 1960–2004

Until the mid-1970s the United States took a significantly higher proportion of New Zealand's exports by value than the proportion of goods New Zealand imported from the US. However, by the mid-1990s the relationship had reversed. Imports from the US reached a high in 1995 of over 20% of the value of New Zealand's imports. Throughout the 2000s the United States was New Zealand's third-largest trading partner.

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How to cite this page:

Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, 'United States and New Zealand - Trade, culture and people, 1985–2011', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/32908/us-new-zealand-trade-1960-2004 (accessed 21 April 2019)

Story by Robert Ayson and Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012