Exports from New Zealand of several products including crude oil, fruit, and dairy products increased in value in August 2019, but there was a fall in log exports.
The value of total goods exports rose by 3.8 percent from August 2018. The increase in exports was led by crude oil, up $58 million from August 2018. Exports of crude oil can fluctuate month by month.
Exports of fruit rose by $57 million; gold kiwifruit and apples have both increased compared with a year earlier.
“Kiwifruit and apple exports have had strong export seasons to the end of August this year, with both values and quantities up on 2018,” the international statistics manager Geraldine Duoba.