1345.4 - SA Stats, Mar 2011  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in January 2011 was $769m; a decrease of 21.8% from December 2010 ($983m) but 54.6% higher than the value recorded in January 2010 ($497m).

In January 2011, Wheat remained South Australia's number one contributor to the states exports, increasing by $31m and accounting for 20.9%. Copper and Wine were the next largest export contributors with 13.9% and 8.0% respectively.

The value of Australian merchandise exports for January 2011 fell 18.6% to $17,321m. The January estimate is 18.2% higher than at the same time the previous year ($14,656m).

The value of South Australian merchandise imports rose to $521m in January 2011. This estimate represents an increase of 4.9% from December 2010 ($496m) and is 12.0% higher than the value recorded in January 2010 ($465m).

The value of Australian merchandise imports for January 2011 fell to $15,778m; a decrease of 13.1% from the previous month but 2.7% higher than the value recorded in January of the previous year ($15,361m).

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



*DATA NOTES

Please refer to source publications for impact of floods on data and collections.