New Zealand's trade balance deficit widened to NZ$641 million during the month of August, from previous surplus NZ$129 million in July, while expectations were referring to a deficit of NZ$321 million.

New Zealand's exports retreated to NZ$3.44 billion in August from NZ$3.72 billion during the month of July, where the actual reading came in-line with analysts' expectations which estimated that.

Moreover, New Zealand's imports jumped to NZ$4.08 billion in August, compared with a previous NZ$3.59 billion, while analyst's expectations indicated to NZ$3.78 billion.