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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Dec 2008  
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MERCHANDISE TRADE

Merchandise Trade, By selected countries and country groups(a)

Period
Association of South East Asian Nations(b)
China
European Union(c)
Hong Kong
Japan
New Zealand
Republic of Korea
Taiwan
United States of America
Total

EXPORTS ($ million)

2005-06
16 869
18 140
18 864
2 897
31 082
8 747
11 753
5 909
9 785
152 492
2006-07
19 051
22 805
19 144
3 038
32 623
9 435
13 086
6 191
9 803
168 099
2007-08
20 484
26 952
20 483
2 838
34 942
9 529
14 252
6 463
10 604
180 789

IMPORTS ($ million)

2005-06
33 242
23 202
36 312
1 651
17 334
5 481
6 484
3 811
22 762
167 503
2006-07
34 969
27 140
39 018
1 419
17 400
5 615
6 014
4 409
24 908
180 801
2007-08
42 191
30 996
43 227
1 380
19 684
7 042
6 163
4 127
24 325
202 225

EXCESS OF EXPORTS(+) OR IMPORTS(-) ($ million)

2005-06
-16 374
-5 062
-17 448
1 246
13 749
3 266
5 269
2 098
-12 977
-15 011
2006-07
-15 918
-4 335
-19 874
1 619
15 224
3 821
7 071
1 782
-15 105
-12 703
2007-08
-21 707
-4 044
-22 744
1 458
15 258
2 486
8 089
2 336
-13 721
-21 436

EXCESS OF EXPORTS(+) OR IMPORTS(-) ($ million)

2006-2007
September
-2 910
-1 665
-4 322
383
4 220
1 154
1 685
402
-3 789
-1 838
December
-4 269
-1 372
-4 706
423
3 893
959
1 749
556
-3 886
-3 440
March
-4 907
-961
-4 957
437
3 569
807
2 037
361
-3 686
-4 201
June
-3 831
-338
-5 889
376
3 541
901
1 601
462
-3 743
-3 224
2007-2008
September
-4 588
-1 922
-6 405
281
3 881
896
1 920
417
-3 181
-4 898
December
-5 524
-2 002
-4 693
324
2 895
625
1 972
388
-3 006
-7 165
March
-5 738
-569
-5 318
443
2 797
383
1 650
534
-4 229
-7 725
June
-5 857
449
-6 327
410
5 685
581
2 547
996
-3 306
-1 648
2008-2009
September
-6 691
130
-6 392
338
8 720
477
3 075
1 099
-3 310
1 590

(a) The exports data presented in this table differ from those in Tables 2.1 to 2.5 because they are recorded on an international trade basis rather than a balance of payments basis and are compiled from a different edition of the data.
(b) The ten member nations of ASEAN are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Phillippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.
(c) The twenty seven member states of the EU are Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia are included from July 2004. Bulgaria and Romania are included from August 2007.
Source: International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, (cat. no. 5368.0)

Export shares with selected Countries and Country groups, (from Table 2.13)
Graph: Export shares with selected countries and country groups from table 2.13. Showing Japan, USA and ASEAN.

Merchandise Trade Shares, By selected countries and country groups(a)

Period
Association of South East Asian Nations(b)
China
European Union(c)
Hong Kong
Japan
New Zealand
Republic of Korea
Taiwan
United States of America

Annual Exports (per cent)

2005-06
11.1
11.9
12.4
1.9
20.4
5.7
7.7
3.9
6.4
2006-07
11.3
13.6
11.4
1.8
19.4
5.6
7.8
3.7
5.8
2007-08
11.3
14.9
11.3
1.6
19.3
5.3
7.9
3.6
5.9

Quarterly Exports (per cent)

2006-2007
September
13.0
12.1
11.7
1.9
20.0
6.0
7.4
3.5
5.8
December
10.5
14.1
11.9
1.9
19.2
5.5
7.9
3.9
6.0
March
10.5
13.5
11.5
1.9
19.7
5.3
8.6
3.5
5.7
June
11.2
14.6
10.4
1.6
18.7
5.6
7.2
3.8
5.9
2007-2008
September
10.6
13.1
11.0
1.6
18.8
5.9
8.0
3.6
5.8
December
10.9
15.2
12.7
1.6
18.7
5.7
8.2
3.3
6.5
March
12.4
15.5
11.5
1.8
18.6
5.0
7.5
3.6
5.6
June
11.4
15.6
10.3
1.4
20.9
4.7
7.8
3.8
5.6
2008-2009
September
10.1
15.3
10.4
1.2
22.5
4.2
7.7
3.7
5.3

Annual Imports (per cent)

2005-06
19.8
13.9
21.7
1.0
10.3
3.3
3.9
2.3
13.6
2006-07
19.3
15.0
21.6
0.8
9.6
3.1
3.3
2.4
13.8
2007-08
20.9
15.3
21.4
0.7
9.7
3.5
3.0
2.0
12.0

Quarterly Imports (per cent)

2006-2007
September
19.0
15.3
20.9
0.9
9.7
3.1
3.3
2.4
14.0
December
18.9
16.0
21.1
0.8
9.5
3.1
3.6
2.4
13.9
March
20.7
14.4
21.7
0.7
9.7
3.0
3.2
2.3
13.5
June
18.8
14.3
22.5
0.7
9.6
3.2
3.2
2.6
13.6
2007-2008
September
19.1
15.8
23.3
0.8
8.7
3.4
3.1
2.3
11.9
December
20.3
17.0
20.2
0.7
10.3
3.6
3.2
2.0
11.5
March
21.9
14.2
20.3
0.6
10.2
3.4
3.0
2.0
13.2
June
22.0
14.3
21.8
0.6
9.7
3.5
2.9
1.8
11.6
2008-2009
September
21.7
15.5
21.5
0.7
8.3
3.5
2.7
1.9
11.0

(a) The merchandise trade shares relates to data in table 2.12.
(b) The ten member nations of ASEAN are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.
(c) The twenty seven member states of the EU are Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia are included from July 2004. Bulgaria and Romania are included from August 2007.
Source: International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, (cat. no. 5368.0)






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