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Overseas Merchandise Trade: June 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  24 July 2013
Key facts

June 2013 quarter:

Values are seasonally adjusted and compared with the March 2013 quarter.

  • Exports fell 4.7 percent to $11.0 billion.
  • The decrease in exports was led by a fall of 6.8 percent ($193 million) in the value of milk powder, butter, and cheese.
  • The trend for exports is 7.6 percent lower than the record high of the September 2011 quarter.
  • Imports rose 1.0 percent to $11.6 billion.
  • The trend for imports is 5.5 percent lower than the overall peak of the September 2008 quarter.
  • There was a trade deficit of $669 million (6.1 percent of exports).
 

June 2013 month:

Values are actual and compared with the June 2012 month.

  • Exports were down $161 million (3.9 percent) to $4.0 billion.
  • Milk, powder, butter, and cheese recorded the largest decrease, down $139 million (14 percent).
  • Imports fell $286 million (7.4 percent) to $3.6 billion.
  • There was a trade surplus of $414 million (10 percent of exports).

Graph, Merchandise trend values, quarterly, June 2007 to June 2013.

 

Dallas Welch 24 July 2013
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0320

 

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