1345.4 - SA Stats, Dec 2010  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in October 2010 was $975m; an increase of 38.3% from September 2010 ($705m) and 46.1% higher than the value recorded in October 2009 ($667m).

Wine has typically been South Australia's primary export commodity over much of the past two years. However, in October 2010, Copper was the number one export (17.6%), contributing more than one and a half times the value of Wine exports. Wine was the second largest contributor accounting for 11.3%, followed by Wheat (10.6%).

The value of Australian merchandise exports for October 2010 was $20,301m; 1.6% higher than September 2010 ($19,991m) and 28.4% higher than the corresponding month of the previous year ($15,808m).

The value of South Australian merchandise imports fell marginally to $522m in October 2010. This estimate represents a decrease of 0.4% from September 2010 ($525m) and is 3.3% lower than the value recorded in October 2009 ($540m).

The value of Australian merchandise imports for October 2010 was $17,678m; a decrease of 3.6% from the previous month and 1.5% higher than the value recorded in October of the previous year ($17,952m).

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