New Zealand's trade balance came at NZ$2.00 million in December after recording a revised deficit of NZ$276 million from NZ$269 million, while it was forecasted to record a deficit of NZ$100 million. Imports recorded NZ$3.40 billion from NZ$3.34 billion in November, and it toped analysts' estimates of NZ$3.28 billion.

New Zealand exports recorded NZ$3.41 billion in December after recording NZ$3.07 billion in the previous month, while forecasts referred to NZ$3.24 billion.