Overseas Trade Indexes (Volumes): June 2009 quarter (provisional)

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  10 September 2009
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Terms of trade continue to fall


All references are to seasonally adjusted series and compared with the March 2009 quarter unless otherwise stated.

  • Merchandise export volumes rose 7.0 percent.
  • Dairy products (up 23.7 percent) and petroleum and petroleum products (up 62.7 percent, largely due to crude oil), were the main contributors to the rise in total export volumes.
  • Merchandise import volumes fell 1.9 percent.
  • Intermediate goods volumes, down 8.1 percent, contributed the most to the overall fall in import volumes.
   Graph, Volume indexes.

 Graph, Merchandise export and import volume indexes.

Geoff Bascand 10 September 2009
Government Statistician  ISSN 1178-0347