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Overseas Merchandise Trade: June 2014
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  24 July 2014
Key facts

June 2014 quarter:

Values are seasonally adjusted and compared with the March 2014 quarter.

  • Exports fell 7.4 percent (to $12.4 billion).
  • Imports rose 0.5 percent (to $12.5 billion).
  • There was a trade deficit of $146 million (1.2 percent of exports).
  • The trends for both exports and imports remain at high levels.

June 2014 month:

Values are actual and compared with the June 2013 month.

  • Exports rose 4.8 percent (to $4.2 billion), led by whole milk powder.
  • Imports rose 8.7 percent (to $3.9 billion).
  • There was a trade surplus of $247 million (5.9 percent of exports).

June 2014 year:

Values are actual and compared with the June 2013 year.

  • Exports rose 12 percent (to $51.2 billion), led by milk powder.
  • China was our top export destination for the year ended June.
  • Imports rose 7.4 percent (to $50.0 billion), led by vehicles, parts, and accessories.

 Graph, Exports and imports, year ended June, 2004 to 2014.

Colin Lynch, Acting Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0320
24 July 2014

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