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Overseas Merchandise Trade: May 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  27 June 2013
Key facts

For May 2013 compared with May 2012:

  • Exports fell $347 million (7.8 percent) to $4.1 billion.
  • Crude oil exports decreased the most.
  • Imports fell $163 million (3.9 percent) to $4.0 billion.
  • There was a trade surplus of $71 million (1.7 percent of exports).
  • The trend value for merchandise exports is 7.4 percent below the highest-ever peak of October 2011.
  • The trend for import values (excluding one-off imports) has shown little change in recent months.

Graph, Merchandise trend values, monthly, March 2005 to May 2013.

 

 

Dallas Welch 27 June 2013
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0320

 

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