INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
South Australia's value of exports on a recorded trade basis in May 2009 was $753m. This represents an increase of 9.5% from April 2009 ($688m) and a decrease of 36.6% from the peak recorded in May 2008 ($1,188m). The value of Australian merchandise exports for May 2009 was $15,848m, a 10.9% decrease from the previous year ($17,792m in May 2008).
The value of South Australian merchandise imports decreased 0.3% to $454m in May 2009. This is 35.9% lower than the value of imports recorded in May 2008. The value of Australian merchandise imports for May 2009 was $14,712m, a 19.2% decrease from May 2008 ($18,205m).
VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS (a),
on a recorded trade basis, South Australia