TRADE BY COMMODITY
More than a quarter (28.5%) of Victoria's merchandise exports in 2009-10 were Food and live animals, followed by Machinery and transport equipment (19.6%). Compared with 2008-09, exports of Crude materials, inedible, except fuels rose (by $311m) while decreases were observed for all other commodity groups. The commodities with the largest decreases in exports were Food and live animals ($651m) and Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material ($580m).
Food and live animals accounted for 30.9% of Victoria's exports in December quarter 2010, while Machinery and transport equipment contributed 18.8% of the total.
Imports of Machinery and transport equipment comprised 39.8% of total Victorian imports in 2009-10, more than twice the size of the next largest category (Miscellaneous manufactured articles, 16.6%). Between 2008-09 and 2009-10, imports of all commodities decreased, with the largest decreases in Miscellaneous manufactured articles ($1,096m) and Machinery and transport equipment ($549m).
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