Overseas Trade Indexes (Prices): September 2008 quarter (provisional)

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  10 December 2008
Media release  – 
Terms of trade continue to fall



  • The merchandise terms of trade fell 2.3 percent.
  • Merchandise export prices rose 8.6 percent and imports rose 11.1 percent.
  • The services terms of trade fell 4.9 percent.
  • Services export prices rose 2.6 percent and import prices rose 7.9 percent.
   Graph, Services Price and Terms of Trade Indexes.

 Graph, Merchandise Price and Terms of Trade Indexes.


 Geoff Bascand 10 December 2008 
 Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0339