1345.4 - SA Stats, Sep 2010  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in July 2010 was $872m; an increase of 4.7% over June 2010 ($833m) and 33.5% higher than the value recorded in July 2009 ($653m).

Wine has typically been South Australia's primary export commodity over much of the past two years. However, in July 2010, Copper ($112m) was the State's leading export commodity accounting for 12.8% of all exports. Wine (11.6%) and Wheat (10.2%) were the next largest contributors.

The value of Australian merchandise exports for July 2010 was $20,762m; 4.6% lower than June 2010 ($21,774m) but 35.8% higher than the corresponding month of the previous year ($15,293m).

The value of South Australian merchandise imports rose to $552m in July 2010. This estimate represents an increase of 3.3% over June 2010 ($534m) and is 5.7% higher than the value recorded in July 2009 ($522m).

The value of Australian merchandise imports for July 2010 was $18,736m; an increase of 4.6% from the previous month and 12.0% higher than the value recorded in July of the previous year ($16,723m).

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