New Zealand's trade deficit has worsened as demand for imports outpaces export sales.
Statistics New Zealand says the shortfall was $942 million in October - the second largest deficit for that month.
Exports rose 14% to $3.8 billion compared to the same month a year ago. Sales of milk powder, butter and cheese leading the way, while meat and logs also rose.
But imports rose 15% to $4.8 billion, due to stronger crude oil and petroleum demand.
For the year, the deficit stood at $5.2 billion.