1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2012  
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Graph Image for Monthly Merchandise Trade, Victoria

Graph Image for Merchandise trade, top 5 commodities, 2010-11, Victoria

In January 2012:
  • the value of Victorian goods exported overseas was $1,381 million, a decrease of 29.6% on the December 2011 value of $1,961 million
  • the value of goods imported into Victoria was $4,822 million, a decrease of 8.1% on the December 2011 value of $5,248 million.

In 2010-11:
  • the top five overseas exports from Victoria were Wool (SITC 268), Motor cars (SITC 781), Aluminium (SITC 684), Milk and cream products (excl. butter or cheese) (SITC 022), and Meat (other than beef) and offal (SITC 012)
  • the top five overseas imports into Victoria were Motor cars (SITC 781), Petroleum oils (incl. crude) (SITC 333), Petroleum oils (excl. crude) (SITC 334), Motor vehicle parts and accessories (SITC 784), and Vehicles for transport of goods (SITC 782)
  • the main destination for Victorian exports was China ($3.0 billion) while China was also the main source of imports ($11.6 billion).

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Where do imports and exports statistics come from?

International merchandise trade statistics are compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics from information submitted by exporters and importers or their agents to the Australian Customs Service. These statistics represent movements of commodities imported directly from or exported to overseas destinations. Interstate trade movements are not included. International trade statistics are used extensively to monitor Australia's export and import performance and they are a key input to Australia's balance of payments and national accounts statistics.