1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, 2010  
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TRADE SURPLUS


SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES, Western Australia

Sep qtr 2010
Jun qtr 2010
Sep qtr 2009
Original
$m
$m
$m

Exports
27 017.9
27 116.6
17 521.3
Imports
6 028.4
7 098.6
6 605.2
Trade Surplus
20 989.6
20 017.9
10 916.0

Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0).

  • In the September quarter 2010, WA recorded a trade surplus of almost $21 billion. This represented a small increase (4.9%) after a surge in the previous quarter of 48%. In contrast, the Australian trade surplus decreased by 28% to $66 billion in the September quarter 2010.
  • The increase in WA's quarterly trade surplus was due to a decrease in import values (down 15%), slightly offset by a small decrease in export values (down 0.4%).

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