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Overseas Merchandise Trade: November 2009
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  07 January 2010
Highlights

For the month of November 2009 compared with November 2008 unless otherwise stated:

  • Merchandise exports were valued at $3.1 billion, down $614 million (16.7 percent).
  • The fall in exports was widespread with milk powder, butter, and cheese; and casein and caseinates being the most significant contributors.
  • The exports trend has been falling since October 2008, and is down 15.5 percent since then.
  • Merchandise imports were valued at $3.3 billion, down $938 million (22.0 percent).
  • The fall in imports was also widespread with mechanical machinery and equipment; and petroleum and products being the most significant contributors.
  • The imports trend has declined 25.7 percent since August 2008, although the decline in the trend has eased in recent months.
  • The trade balance was a deficit of $269 million, or 8.8 percent of exports; compared with an average November deficit of 27.6 percent of exports for the previous five years.


 Graph, Merchandise Trend Values, monthly

Geoff Bascand 7 January 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0320

 

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