from facts.nz

Key import insights

  • 1989 – 1999: almost no coal was imported into New Zealand
  • 2000 – 2006: coal imports rapidly increased, especially from 2002 to 2006
  • 2007 – 2012: coal imports rapidly decreased, hitting almost zero again in 2012
  • 2013 – 2018: coal imports remained stable
  • 2019 – 2021: coal imports rapidly increased to new highs, overtaking coal exports in 2021 (more on why next week)
  • 2022: only half-year data is currently available, so has not been shown:
    • March 2022: Imports of 126,080 were ~half of Exports of 245,793 tonnes
    • June 2022: Imports of 404,811 exceeded Exports of 324,999 tonnes