11 Jan 2011

Value of November exports up

6:12 am on 11 January 2011

The value of New Zealand's exports in November last year was 19% higher than the same month the year before.

Statistics New Zealand says export goods were worth $3.7 billion last November, $589 million higher.

Milk powder, butter, and cheese were major contributors. Unsweetened whole milk powder was the greatest driver.

The total value of goods imported for November last year was $3.8 billion, which was $495 million (15%) more than the same month in 2009.