Overseas Trade Indexes (Volumes): September 2012 quarter (provisional)

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  03 December 2012

Key facts

All references are to seasonally adjusted series and are compared with the June 2012 quarter (unless otherwise stated).

  • Merchandise export volumes rose 9.7 percent.
  • Dairy products and meat were the largest contributors to the rise.
  • Non-fuel crude materials volumes decreased.
  • Merchandise import volumes rose 0.7 percent.
  • Intermediate goods were the main contributor to the rise.
  • Capital goods rose while consumption goods fell.

 Graph, merchandise export and import volume indexes, seasonally adjusted, quarterly, September 2003 to September 2012.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

3 December 2012
ISSN 1178-0347