Overseas Trade Indexes (Volumes): September 2011 quarter (provisional)

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  01 December 2011

Key facts

All references are to seasonally adjusted series and are compared with the June 2011 quarter (unless otherwise stated).

  • Merchandise export volumes fell 0.7 percent, but remain at a high level.
    • Non-food manufactures, non-fuel crude materials, and meat were the major contributors to the fall.
    • Dairy product volumes increased.
  • Merchandise import volumes rose 2.7 percent, and remain at a high level. 
    • Capital goods was the main contributor to the rise.
    • Intermediate goods volumes fell.

 Graph, Merchandise export and import volume indexes, seasonally adjusted, quarterly, September 2002 to September 2011.

Clare Ward
Acting Government Statistician
1 December 2011
ISSN 1178-0347