1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2011  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in March 2011 was $1,149m; an increase of 10.8% from February 2011 ($1,037m) and 74.8% higher than the value recorded in March 2010 ($657m).

In March 2011, Wheat (13.6%) and Copper (13.4%) were South Australia's leading export commodities, accounting for over a quarter of the state's exports. The next largest contributors were Oil-seeds and oleaginous fruits (9.6%) and Alcohol (8.6%).

The value of Australian merchandise exports for March 2011 rose 22.6% to $21,131m. The March estimate is 26.4% higher than at the same time in the previous year ($16,712m).

At the same time, the value of South Australian merchandise imports rose to $606m. The March 2011 estimate represents an increase of 20.0% from the previous month ($505m) and is 2.3% higher than the value recorded in March 2010 ($593m).

The value of Australian merchandise imports for March 2011 rose to $18,544m; an increase of 11.8% from February 2011 and 2.8% higher than the value recorded in March of the previous year ($18,036m).

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.