INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
Merchandise imports to the ACT are those imports that are released from customs control in the ACT. Merchandise exports represent those commodities for which the final stage of production occurred in the ACT.
Generally the level of both imports to, and exports from, the ACT are minor in the context of Australia's overall level of imports and exports. Furthermore, imports in particular can be quite volatile due to the impact of the importation of large capital items. In 2006-07, imports to the ACT totalled $317m.