1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2010  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in March 2010 was $646m; an increase of 6.5% over February 2010 ($607m) but 20.0% lower than the value recorded in March 2009 ($808m).

Wine remains South Australia's dominant export commodity increasing in value by approximately $26m (26.0%) between February and March 2010 and accounting for 19.5% of all exports. Meat and meat preparations (9.1%) and iron ore (6.9%) were the next largest contributors.

The value of Australian merchandise exports for March 2010 was $16,227m; 18.2% lower than the corresponding month of the previous year ($19,832m).

The value of South Australian merchandise imports rose to $593m in March 2010. This estimate represents an increase of 22.0% over February 2010 ($486m) and is 4.3% higher than the value recorded in March 2009 ($569m).

The value of Australian merchandise imports for March 2010 was $18,055m; an increase of 18.2% from the previous month and 4.2% higher than the value recorded in March of the previous year ($17,325m).

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