Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0).
In the September quarter 2010, WA recorded a trade surplus of almost $21 billion. This represented a small increase (4.9%) after a surge in the previous quarter of 48%. In contrast, the Australian trade surplus decreased by 28% to $66 billion in the September quarter 2010.
The increase in WA's quarterly trade surplus was due to a decrease in import values (down 15%), slightly offset by a small decrease in export values (down 0.4%).