Media Release

18 December 2008

Exports of Primary and Manufactured Products in 2007-08 

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade released today the publication Exports of Primary and Manufactured Products, Australia 2007-08.

The publication analyses trade data on Australian-produced merchandise exports by level of processing.

Key points in the document are:

—   as a result, the trade deficit increased by $7.9 billion to $20.6 billion.

Exports of Primary and Manufactured Productsis part of a series published each year by DFAT, providing a valuable account of Australia’s international trade in goods and services. DFAT also offers a customised consultancy service, producing reports tailored to specific requirements. For further information please contact (02) 6261 3114, or fax (02) 6261 3321 or email

The analyses and tables from the publications are placed on the DFAT website at Hard copy orders can also be placed at this site.

Media Enquiries: DFAT Media Liaison - 02 6261 1555