Trade statistics and economic research

Our economic division helps New Zealand officials at home and overseas to be well informed about economic matters. We provide research and analysis about trade and international economic issues.

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We provide guidance on statistical analyses about New Zealand’s merchandise trade, services trade and investment flows. We can also help with preparing concise briefings on the New Zealand economy and global economic issues. And we work with Statistics New Zealand on trade data. 

MFAT Working Papers

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Working Papers are a new series of research papers that explore different aspects of New Zealand’s international trade, investment and other forms of engagement. They will introduce and provide background to research findings by MFAT staff.

We hope the series will encourage and inform public discussion of relevant research areas, and contribute to the development of policy advice. The papers themselves do not constitute policy advice, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of MFAT or the Government.

To receive future MFAT Working Papers, please email

Trade and Economic Research

Regional Summaries

Research papers

Latest trade statistics

Stats NZ compiles and publishes New Zealand’s goods and services trade statistics.


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