MAJOR TRADING PARTNERS
Based on the volume of trade with the state, Victoria's biggest trading partner in 2008-09 was China, with combined exports and imports of $13,566m. The next biggest trading partners were the United States of America, Japan, New Zealand and Germany. With the exception of New Zealand (a trade deficit of $629m), Victoria's largest trade deficits in 2008-09 were recorded with its biggest trading partners - China ($9,226m), the United States of America ($5,222m), Germany ($3,389m) and Japan ($3,104m). Over the same period, trade surpluses were recorded with 4 of the state's 30 major trading partners. The largest of these was with Saudi Arabia ($1,058m), followed by the United Arab Emirates ($507m).
The top five destinations of Victoria's exports in June quarter 2009 were China, New Zealand, the United States of America, Japan and Republic of Korea. Combined, 41.9% of the state's exports in the quarter went to these countries. More than one-fifth (21.2%) of imports to Victoria came from China, with the United States of America (12.0%) and Japan (8.8%) being the next two largest sources.
View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 International merchandise trade, By Major trading partner - Victoria (file size 27kB).