1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003  
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Following successive deficits in international merchandise trade between 1995-96 and 1999-2000, Australia recorded two years of trade surplus. In 2001-02, increases were recorded for both exports (1.4% to $121.2b) and imports (1.2% to $119.7b), resulting in a surplus of $1.5b. This was the highest financial year surplus recorded since 1991-92 ($4.0b). Table 30.19 and graph 30.20 show the period since 1995-96.


30.19 TOTAL MERCHANDISE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

Exports
Imports
Excess of exports or imports(a)
$m
$m
$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
119,539
118,317
1,222
2001-02
121,176
119,681
1,495

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

Source: International Merchandise Trade, Australia (5422.0).


Graph - 30.20 total merchandise exports and imports


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