TRADE BY COMMODITY
More than a quarter (28.4%) of Victoria's merchandise exports in 2009-10 were Food and live animals, followed by Machinery and transport equipment (19.5%). Compared with 2008-09, only Crude materials, inedible, except fuels rose by $312m while decreases were observed for all other commodity groups . The largest decreases in exports were recorded in Food and live animals (-$641m) and Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (-$579m).
Food and live animals accounted for 28.8% of Victoria's exports in June quarter 2010, while Machinery and transport equipment contributed 19.8% of the total.
Imports of Machinery and transport equipment comprised 39.7% of total Victorian imports in 2009-10, more than twice the size of the next largest category (Miscellaneous manufactured articles, 16.6%). Between 2009-10 and 2008-09, imports of all commodities decreased, the largest decreases were in Miscellaneous manufactured articles ($1,093m) and Machinery and transport equipment (-$556m).
In June quarter 2010, Machinery and transport equipment made up 40.9% of the state's imports, with a further 15.2% being Miscellaneous manufactured articles.
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