Asia is a highly significant export market for New Zealand goods. It is also becoming a highly significant source of imports for New Zealand. While Asia is now New Zealand’s primary goods export market, the trade in services trend is quite different with service exports being dominated by Australia and North America. However, there has been increasing growth in services trade with Asia in recent years - especially with Singapore and China.
The Chamber considers Asia to be a key international trade destination for New Zealand and an area with massive potential for New Zealand businesses to build commercial relationships.