INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in June 2010 was $843m; an increase of 1.5% over May 2010 ($830m) and 32.1% higher than the value recorded in June 2009 ($638m).
Wine has typically been South Australia's primary export commodity over much of the past two years. However, in June 2010, wine was the third largest export commodity accounting for 12.3% of the State's exports. The metal commodities of Copper (17.0%) and Iron ore* (12.5%) were the largest contributors to South Australia's exports at this time.
*Please refer to International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Jun 2010 (cat. no. 5368.0) for information relating to commodity price adjustments and the potential impact on this estimate.
The value of Australian merchandise exports for June 2010 was $21,247m; 2.5% higher than May 2010 ($20,729m) and 36.5% higher than the corresponding month of the previous year ($15,570m).
The value of South Australian merchandise imports rose to $535m in June 2010. This estimate represents an increase of 8.9% over May 2010 ($491m) and is 16.8% higher than the value recorded in June 2009 ($458m).
The value of Australian merchandise imports for June 2010 was $17,911m; an increase of 3.6% from the previous month and 14.1% higher than the value recorded in June of the previous year ($15,694m).
VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS (a),
on a recorded trade basis, South Australia