1345.4 - SA Stats, Oct 2009  
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INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE


EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in August 2009 was $682m; an increase of 7.6% from July 2009 ($634m) but still 36.2% lower than the value recorded in August 2008 ($1,069m). The value of Australian merchandise exports for August 2009 was $15,108m, a 26.2% decrease from the corresponding month of the previous year ($20,472m).

The value of South Australian merchandise imports decreased 4.8% to $497m in August 2009. This is 16.0% lower than the value of imports recorded in August 2008 ($592m). The value of Australian merchandise imports for August 2009 was $15,502m, a 15.9% decrease from August of the previous year ($18,437m).

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