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Overseas Merchandise Trade: April 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  24 May 2013
Key facts

For April 2013 compared with April 2012:

  • Exports rose $83 million (2.2 percent) to $4.0 billion.
  • Meat and edible offal exports increased the most.
  • Imports rose $263 million (7.4 percent) to $3.8 billion.
  • There was a trade surplus of $157 million (4.0 percent of exports).
  • The trend for exports is 1.9 percent lower than its highest point of August 2011.
  • The trend for import values (excluding one-off imports) has shown little change in recent months.

Graph, Merchandise trend values, monthly, March 2007 to April 2013.

 

 

Dallas Welch (Mrs) 24 May 2013
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0320

 

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