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Overseas Merchandise Trade: October 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  24 November 2011
Key facts
For the October 2011 month compared with the October 2010 month:
  • Exports were up $195 million (5.3 percent) to $3.9 billion.
  • Meat and edible offal, and crude oil exports recorded the largest increases.
  • Imports were up $257 million (6.6 percent) to $4.2 billion.
  • Fertilisers recorded the largest increase in import values.
  • There was a trade deficit of $282 million (7.3 percent of exports).
  • The trend for export values remains at record-high levels.
  • The trend for import values remains flat, and is 6.3 percent below its overall peak in September 2008.

  Graph, Merchandise trend values, monthly, September 2005 to October 2011.  

 
 
Dallas Welch (Mrs) 24 November 2011
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0320
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