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Australia's exports of primary and manufactured products 2009-10

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Media release: Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade released today the publication Exports of Primary and Manufactured Products, Australia 2009-10.

The value of Australian-produced merchandise exports fell by 13.4 per cent in 2009-2010 to $192.9 billion as a result of the global economic downturn, according to the report.

Primary Products, Simply Transformed Manufactures (STM) and Elaborately Transform Manufactures (ETM) were all lower.

Australian export volumes for goods, however, rose 7.0 per cent in 2009-2010.

The analysis and tables can be found on the DFAT website at: Exports of primary and manufactured products 2009-10.

The publication analyses trade data on Australian-produced merchandise exports using DFAT's own Trade Export Classification (TREC) for financial year 2009-10.

The publication also includes the outcomes of a departmental review of DFAT's Trade Exports Classification (TREC) and recommended changes to the classification system.

Exports of Primary and Manufactured Products is 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

Media inquiries

  • DFAT Media Liaison: (02) 6261 1555
Last Updated: 12 November 2010
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