Tasmania’s international exports have historically been mainly composed of raw materials and their products. This pattern continued in 2005-06; among the most valuable export commodity groups were zinc (24.0%), aluminium (19.9%) and wood chips (13.7%).
VALUE OF SELECTED OVERSEAS EXPORTS(a)(b)(c)
|Wood in chips or particles and wood waste|
|Copper ores and concentrates|
|Fish, crustaceans, molluscs (including preparations thereof)|
|Meat and meat preparations|
|Dairy products and eggs|
|Iron ore and concentrates|
|Cork and wood manufactures (excluding furniture)|
|Power generating machinery and equipment|
|Other and confidential|
(a) The value of goods measured on a free on board (f.o.b.) basis includes all production and other costs incurred up until the goods are placed on board the international carrier for export. Free on board values exclude international insurance and transport costs. They include the value of the outside packaging in which the product is wrapped, but do not include the value of the international freight containers used for transporting the goods.
(b) Includes the top 10 overseas exports from Tasmania by value.
(c) Exports commodities subject to confidentiality restrictions are included in other and confidential (for more information see International Merchandise Trade, Australia, Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5489.0) and International Merchandise Trade: Confidential Commodities List (cat. no.5372.0.55.001).
Source: ABS data available on request.