1345.4 - SA Stats, Dec 2009  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in October 2009 was $655m; a decrease of 3.5% over September 2009 ($680m) and 21.5% lower than the value recorded in October 2008 ($834m). The value of Australian merchandise exports for October 2009 was $15,567m; 35.5% lower than the peak recorded in the corresponding month of the previous year ($24,149m).

The value of South Australian merchandise imports rose 2.4% to $543m in October 2009. This is 22.5% lower than the value of imports recorded in October 2008 ($701m). The value of Australian merchandise imports for October 2009 was $17,959m, a 17.7% decrease from the peak in October of the previous year ($21,812m).

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