1345.4 - SA Stats, Apr 2011  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in February 2011 was $1,005m; an increase of 31.9% from January 2011 ($762m) and 63.3% higher than the value recorded in February 2010 ($615m).

In February 2011, Wheat remained as South Australia's largest export contributor (12.6%) despite decreasing in value by approximately $33m. Copper (11.8%) and Copper ores and concentrates, copper mattes and cement copper (10.7%) were the next largest export contributors.

The value of Australian merchandise exports for February 2011 fell 2.1% to $17,021m. The February estimate is 14.2% higher than at the same time the previous year ($14,910m).

The value of South Australian merchandise imports fell to $507m in February 2011. This estimate represents a decrease of 2.8% from January 2011 ($521m) but is 4.3% higher than the value recorded in February 2010 ($486m).

The value of Australian merchandise imports for February 2011 rose to $16,569m; an increase of 5.0% from the previous month and 8.5% higher than the value recorded in February of the previous year ($15,275m).

VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS (a), on a recorded trade basis, South Australia
Graph: VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS (a), on a recorded trade basis, South Australia



*DATA NOTES

Please refer to source publications for impact of floods on data and collections.