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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jun 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/06/2010   
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in April 2010 was $679m; an increase of 3.4% over March 2010 ($657m) but 1.5% lower than the value recorded in April 2009 ($690m).

Wine remains South Australia's number one export commodity despite decreasing in value by approximately $31m (24.4%) between March and April 2010. Wine accounted for 14.0% of all exports, with copper (10.6%) and iron ore (9.7%) the next largest contributors.

The value of Australian merchandise exports for April 2010 was $17,543m; 7.6% higher than March 2010 ($16,307m) and 7.8% higher than the corresponding month of the previous year ($16,278m).

The value of South Australian merchandise imports fell to $569m in April 2010. This estimate represents a decrease of 4.0% over March 2010 ($593m) but is 24.9% higher than the value recorded in April 2009 ($455m).

The value of Australian merchandise imports for April 2010 was $16,818m; a decrease of 6.7% from the previous month but 3.8% higher than the value recorded in April of the previous year ($16,205m).

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



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