1345.4 - SA Stats, Oct 2010  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in August 2010 was $921m; an increase of 4.8% over July 2010 ($879m) and 32.4% higher than the value recorded in August 2009 ($695m).

In August 2010 the export of Wine (13.4%), Wheat (11.8%) and Copper (10.1%) were South Australia's most significant export commodities. Similarly, Wine (17.0%) and Copper (9.8%) were the predominant export commodities in August 2009.

The value of Australian merchandise exports for August 2010 was $20,369m; 3.2% lower than July 2010 ($21,034m) but 34.1% higher than the corresponding month of the previous year ($15,190m).

The value of South Australian merchandise imports fell to $488m in August 2010. This estimate represents a decrease of 11.5% over July 2010 ($552m) and is 1.6% lower than the value recorded in August 2009 ($496m).

The value of Australian merchandise imports for August 2010 was $17,441m; a decrease of 6.9% from the previous month but 12.7% higher than the value recorded in August of the previous year ($15,472m).

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