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New Zealand’s OTI goods terms of trade fell 0.3% q/q in Q3, with growth in import prices outpacing that of exports, notes the research team at ANZ.

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“Overall, the terms of trade remain elevated and are expected to continue supporting national purchasing power.”

“Turning to the detail, NZD export prices increased 2.3% q/q, boosted by dairy (up 6.5%). After adjusting for NZD moves, we estimate implied “world” prices were up around 0.4% q/q. However, with our ANZ Commodity Price Index having softened in recent months and dairy prices trending lower on the GDT platform since May, we’re expecting a bit of weakness to come on that front.”

“NZD import prices rose 2.6% q/q. Petroleum and related product prices increased 6.4%, reflecting higher oil prices. Overall, prices were boosted by the 2.0% q/q depreciation in the NZD-TWI. However, electrical machinery and apparatus goods prices declined in the quarter, likely reflecting quality adjustments. In “world” terms, total import prices were up 0.6% q/q. With both the NZD and oil prices having changed direction in Q4, import prices are likely to too.”