INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
On a recorded trade basis, the value of South Australia's exports in August 2009 was $682m; an increase of 7.6% from July 2009 ($634m) but still 36.2% lower than the value recorded in August 2008 ($1,069m). The value of Australian merchandise exports for August 2009 was $15,108m, a 26.2% decrease from the corresponding month of the previous year ($20,472m).
The value of South Australian merchandise imports decreased 4.8% to $497m in August 2009. This is 16.0% lower than the value of imports recorded in August 2008 ($592m). The value of Australian merchandise imports for August 2009 was $15,502m, a 15.9% decrease from August of the previous year ($18,437m).
VALUE OF INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE EXPORTS AND IMPORTS (a),
on a recorded trade basis, South Australia