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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Apr 2009  
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QUEENSLAND'S INTERSTATE TRADE

The value of interstate imports for Queensland in the December quarter 2008 was $10,627 million. The value of interstate exports in the December quarter 2008 was $5,560.3 million.

Queensland Interstate Trade

Sep qtr 2008
Dec qtr 2008
Change between quarters
$m
$m
%

Imports
10 875.8
10 627.0
-2.3
Exports
4 990.9
5 560.3
11.4


The two tables below, provide the five largest commodities for imports and exports in the December quarter 2008. Please contact us if you would like to receive detailed commodity data. Contact information is stated below.

Queensland Interstate Trade, Imports - December quarter 2008

$m

Commodity
Other manufactured goods
1 363.1
Other food and live animals
1 238.9
Other miscellaneous manufactured articles
1 042.1
Road vehicles
858.0
Machinery specialised for particular industries
*852.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.

Queensland Interstate Trade, Exports - December quarter 2008

$m

Commodity
Other miscellaneous manufactured articles
*698.4
Other manufactured goods
682.6
Other food and live animals
580.1
Beverages
464.4
Other chemicals
**368.2

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.
** estimate has a relative standard error of greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use.


Note: Interstate trade data are released quarterly. This is the third quarter for which the Queensland interstate trade estimates have been produced using sample survey methodology. As the new methodology differs significantly from that of the old survey, the results should be considered a break in series.

For further information on Queensland's Interstate trade, please contact the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Queensland Interstate Trade on 1800 654 467.

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