New Zealand's trade balance figures refers that it massively widened in December, where the trade-balance surplus widened to NZ$ 338 million, compared with the prior recorded deficit of NZ$ 308 million, also it exceeded expectations of a deficit of NZ$50 million.

As, the nation's exports rose in December to record an increased reading of NZ$ 4.38 billion, compared with the prior month's reading of NZ$ 3.91 billion, also it came above expectations of NZ$ 4.11 billion.

Yet, the imports retreated in December to record NZ$ 3.98 billion, compared with the previous month's reading of NZ$ 4.22 billion, yet it came below expectations of NZ$ 4.10 billion.