Stats NZ’s final Effects of COVID-19 on trade release for the year will be issued on Wednesday 22 December 2021,
covering the period to Wednesday 15 December 2021.
We are taking the opportunity over the seasonal break to consult with subscribers about the future of this release.
Our mission is to provide data about Aotearoa, for Aotearoa. As you may be aware, this release started in April 2020 as
a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic shock New Zealand experienced during the nationwide
We believe that the release's relevance has diminished as nationwide lockdowns have become less frequent, and we are not
witnessing the volatility in trade that occurred during the initial lockdown. We also note that the data provided in
this release is provisional only and incomplete.
We propose its cessation after the Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 15 December 2021 (provisional) release, released on
the 22 December 2021. This will allow us to focus on other projects of higher value to Aotearoa New Zealand, including
the monthly Overseas merchandise trade release.
However, we acknowledge that you may have become accustomed to receiving this information as a high-frequency indicator
and therefore invite you to have your say.
Please email your feedback to Al Allen, manager of International trade at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include in your submission details of:
your current use of the datahow you think the data could be used by others to benefit New Zealandersthe impact of the proposed cessation of this release
Your feedback is appreciated, thank you.Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 17 November 2021 (provisional) – information release
Effects of COVID-19 on trade is a weekly update on New Zealand’s daily goods trade with the world. Comparing the values
with previous years shows the potential impacts of COVID-19.
The data is provisional and should be regarded as an early, indicative estimate of intentions to trade only, subject to
We advise caution in making decisions based on this data.Visit our website to read this information release and to download CSV files:Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 17 November 2021 (provisional)CSV files for download