MAJOR TRADING PARTNERS
Based on the value of trade, Victoria's biggest trading partner in 2009-10 was China, with combined exports and imports of $12,856m. The next biggest trading partners were the United States of America, Japan, New Zealand and Germany. Victoria's largest trade deficits in 2009-10 were recorded with most of its biggest trading partners - China (-$8,097m), the United States of America (-$4,510m), Japan (-$3,548m) and Germany (-$3,360m). Over the same period, trade surpluses were recorded with four of the state's 30 major trading partners, Saudi Arabia ($1,029m), United Arab Emirates ($395m), Hong Kong ($163m) and Philippines ($6m).
The top five destinations of Victoria's exports in December quarter 2010 were China, New Zealand, Japan, the United States of America and Saudi Arabia. Combined, 45.9% of the state's exports in the quarter went to these countries. Over one-fifth (21.8%) of imports to Victoria came from China, with the United States of America (11.1%) and Japan (9.1%) being the next two largest sources.
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