1345.4 - SA Stats, Nov 2010  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in September 2010 was $709m; a decrease of 22.3% from August 2010 ($913m) but 4.0% higher than the value recorded in September 2009 ($682m).

Despite decreasing in value by approximately $7m (5.8%) between August and September 2010, Wine remains South Australia's number one export commodity, accounting for 16.3% of all exports. Copper (12.3%) and Wheat (12.0%) were the next largest contributors.

The value of Australian merchandise exports for September 2010 was $19,360m; 6.3% lower than August 2010 ($20,671m) but 21.7% higher than the corresponding month of the previous year ($15,914m).

The value of South Australian merchandise imports rose to $525m in September 2010. This estimate represents an increase of 7.7% from August 2010 ($488m) but is 0.9% lower than the value recorded in September 2009 ($530m).

The value of Australian merchandise imports for September 2010 was $18,332m; an increase of 5.3% from the previous month and 4.1% higher than the value recorded in September of the previous year ($17,617m).

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