INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in October 2009 was $655m; a decrease of 3.5% over September 2009 ($680m) and 21.5% lower than the value recorded in October 2008 ($834m). The value of Australian merchandise exports for October 2009 was $15,567m; 35.5% lower than the peak recorded in the corresponding month of the previous year ($24,149m).
The value of South Australian merchandise imports rose 2.4% to $543m in October 2009. This is 22.5% lower than the value of imports recorded in October 2008 ($701m). The value of Australian merchandise imports for October 2009 was $17,959m, a 17.7% decrease from the peak in October of the previous year ($21,812m).
VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS (a),
on a recorded trade basis, South Australia