Providing you the latest data for Aotearoa New Zealand’s metal industry so you’re able to measure activity and performance to inform your operations.

Every month we collate data provided by Customs NZ on levied and imported heavy steel (plate and sections), welding consumables, stainless steel and aluminium.

We are now sharing these data and insights in the hopes that it might be helpful as a source of information that allows you to better identify trends and market share opportunities for your business.

Steel import levy tonnages year-to-date: August 2023


We continue to see a steady decline in our levy import tonnages, with a year on year drop of approximately 38% for August. This is a direct consequence of the decreased demand for steel. The key drivers for this are a decrease in significant construction projects, a drop in the bottom level of the market with reductions in the construction of private multi-story and low-rise buildings, merchants selling off stock and the upcoming elections.