1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
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VALUE OF IMPORTS/EXPORTS


Graph Image for Monthly Merchandise Trade, Queensland



Graph Image for Merchandise trade, top 5 commodities, 2009-10, Queensland


  • In November 2011, the value of Queensland goods exported overseas was $5,176 million, an increase of 3.4% on the October 2011 value of $5,006 million.
  • At the same time, the value of goods imported into Queensland was $3,452 million, an increase of 5.5% on the October 2011 value of $3,273 million, and 21.0% higher than in November 2010.
  • In 2009-10 the top five overseas exports from Queensland were Coal (SITC 321), Beef (SITC 011), Ores and concentrates of base metals (SITC 287), Copper (SITC 682) and Aluminium (SITC 684).
  • In 2009-10 the top five overseas imports into Queensland were Petroleum oils (incl. crude) (SITC 333), Motor cars (SITC 781), Petroleum oils (excl. crude) (SITC 334), Motor vehicles for the transport of goods (SITC 782) and Non-monetary gold (SITC 971).


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International merchandise trade statistics are compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics from information submitted by exporters and importers or their agents to the Australian Customs Service (Customs). These statistics represent movements of commodities imported directly from or exported to overseas destinations. Interstate trade movements are not included. International trade statistics are used extensively to monitor Australia's export and import performance and they are a key input to Australia's balance of payments and national accounts statistics.