the value of Queensland goods exported overseas was $4,353 million, a decrease of 13.1% on the December 2011 value of $5,010 million, but 69.2% higher than January 2011
the value of goods imported into Queensland was $3,389 million, an increase of 5.9% on the December 2011 value of $3,199 million, and 37.2% higher than in January 2011.
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)
the top five overseas imports into Queensland were Petroleum oils (incl. crude) (SITC 333), Motor cars (SITC 781), Petroleum oils (excl. crude) (SITC 334), Vehicles for transport of goods (SITC 782), and Non-monetary gold (SITC 971)
the main destination for Queensland exports was Japan ($11.2 billion) while China was the main source of imports ($4.4 billion).
Where do imports and exports statistics come from?
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. 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.
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