1345.4 - SA Stats, Jun 2011  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in April 2011 fell to $960m; a decrease of 15.6% from March 2011 ($1,137m) but 43.9% higher than the value recorded in April 2010 ($667m).

In April 2011, Wheat (14.6%), Copper ore, concentrates, mattes and cement (10.8%), and Wine (10.1%) were South Australia's leading export commodities, accounting for just over a third of the state's exports. In April 2010, the dominant export commodities were Wheat, Copper metal and Oil-seeds and oleaginous fruits.

The value of Australian merchandise exports for April 2011 fell 7.4% to $19,993m. The April estimate is 7.6% higher than at the same time in the previous year ($18,582m).

At the same time, the value of South Australian merchandise imports fell to $534m. The April 2011 estimate represents a decrease of 11.9% from the previous month ($606m) and is 6.1% lower than the value recorded in April 2010 ($568m).

Similarly, the value of Australian merchandise imports for April 2011 fell to $17,423m; a decrease of 5.9% from March 2011 ($18,518m) but 3.7% higher than the value recorded in April of the previous year ($16,796m).

VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS (a), on a recorded trade basis, South Australia
Graph: VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS (a), on a recorded trade basis, South Australia



*DATA NOTES

Please refer to source publications for impact of floods on data and collections.