INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in November 2009 was $665m; an increase of 1.3% over October 2009 ($656m) and 14.1% lower than the value recorded in November 2008 ($774m). The value of Australian merchandise exports for November 2009 was $14,581m; 33.3% lower than the corresponding month of the previous year ($21,870m).
The value of South Australian merchandise imports rose 18.0% to $638m in November 2009. This is the highest value of imports recorded in the 12 months since November 2008 ($674m). The value of Australian merchandise imports for November 2009 was $17,535m; a 2.3% decrease over the previous month and 16.0% lower than the value recorded in November of the previous year ($20,887m).
VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS (a),
on a recorded trade basis, South Australia