1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Sep 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/11/2009   
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More than a quarter (28.9%) of Victoria's merchandise exports in 2008-09 were Food and live animals, followed by Machinery and transport equipment (19.7%). Compared with 2007-08, exports of Food and live animals rose by $670m and Chemicals and related products rose by $357m. The largest decrease in exports were Machinery and transport equipment (-$791m).

Food and live animals accounted for almost a third (31.4%) of Victoria's exports in June quarter 2009, while Machinery and transport equipment contributed 15.6% of the total.

Imports of Machinery and transport equipment comprised 38.0% of total Victorian imports in 2008-09, more than two times the size of the next largest category (Miscellaneous manufactured articles, 17.6%). The largest increases from 2007-08 were in Miscellaneous manufactured articles ($1,442m) and Food and live animals ($421m). The largest decreases were in Machinery and transport equipment (-$1,434m) and Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (-$640m).

In June quarter 2009, Machinery and transport equipment made up 38.0% of the state's imports, with a further 19.1% being Miscellaneous manufactured articles.

View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 International merchandise trade, By Commodity - Victoria (file size 28kB).

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