5368.0.55.006 - Characteristics of Australian Exporters, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/06/2018   
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  • The total number of exporters of goods in 2016-17 remained steady at 51,992, an increase of 1% from 2015-16.
  • The total value of goods exports increased to $291b (19%) from 2015-16.
  • The increase in the value of exports was mainly attributed to large goods exporters (with value of trade equal to or greater than $100m).
  • The increase in the value of goods exports was driven by the Mining industry increasing in value by $40b, following increases in iron ore and coal prices and in the production of liquefied natural gas.


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