1345.4 - SA Stats, Mar 2010  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in January 2010 was $482m; a decrease of 28.8% over December 2009 ($676m) and 16.4% lower than the value recorded in January 2009 ($577m).

In January 2009, the export of wine (16.0%), wheat (11.4%) and copper (11.1%) accounted for approximately 40% of all South Australian exports. In January 2010 the export of wine (15.5%), wheat (10.9%) and iron ore (10.4%) were the most significant commodities exported. The contribution of copper had fallen to 4.2%.

The value of Australian merchandise exports for January 2010 was $14,422m; 16.9% lower than the corresponding month of the previous year ($17,354m).

The value of South Australian merchandise imports fell to $467m in January 2010. This estimate represents a decrease of 19.5% over December 2009 ($581m) and is 9.0% lower than the value recorded in January 2009 ($514m).

The value of Australian merchandise imports for January 2010 was $15,387m; a decrease of 12.7% from the previous month and 10.4% lower than the value recorded in January of the previous year ($17,165m).

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