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Overseas Merchandise Trade: May 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 June 2011
Highlights

For the month of May 2011, compared with May 2010:

  • Merchandise exports were up $429 million (10 percent) to $4.6 billion.
  • Ships, boats, and floating structures had the largest increase, up $99 million.
  • Merchandise imports were up $594 million (17 percent) to $4.0 billion.
  • The increase in imports was led by petroleum and products, up $204 million.
  • There was a trade surplus of $605 million, or 13 percent of the value of exports.
  • The trend for exports has increased 30 percent since the most recent low point in September 2009. The trend for imports has increased 22 percent over the same period.

 
 Graph, Merchandise trend values, monthly.

Dallas Welch (Mrs) 27 June 2011
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0320
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