INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
South Australia's value of exports on a recorded trade basis in May 2008 was $1,197m, an increase of 42.8% from the value of exports in May 2007 ($838m). This increase was largely due to exports of Motor vehicles principally designed for transport of persons ($229m in May 2008 compared to $85m in May 2007), and Wheat (incl. spelt) and meslin, unmilled ($121m in May 2008 compared to $18m in May 2007).
The value of Australian merchandise exports for May 2008 was $17,124m, a 16.5% increase from May 2007 ($14,700m).
The value of South Australian merchandise imports increased to $706m in May 2008 from $564m in May 2007, an increase of 25.2%. The value of Australian merchandise imports for May 2008 was $18,223m, a 16.5% increase from May 2007 ($15,636m).
Value of International Merchandise Trade,
on a recorded trade basis, South Australia