1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
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Contents >> International Accounts and Trade >> Total merchandise exports and imports

In 2000-01, Australia's merchandise exports increased by 23% to $119.6b and its merchandise imports increased by 7% to $118.3b. Exports exceeded imports by $1.3b, following a deficit of $12.8b in 1999-2000. This is the first merchandise trade surplus since 1993-94 (table 30.19 and graph 30.20).


30.19 TOTAL MERCHANDISE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

Financial year
Exports

$m
Imports

$m
Excess of exports or imports(a)

$m

1995-96
76,005
77,792
-1,787
1996-97
78,932
78,998
-66
1997-98
87,768
90,684
-2,916
1998-99
85,991
97,611
-11,620
1999-2000
97,286
110,078
-12,792
2000-01
119,602
118,264
1,338

(a) A negative sign indicates that imports exceed exports.

Source: International Merchandise Trade, Australia (5422.0).




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