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State exports rose strongly in 2007-08

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Western Australia was again the nation's leading exporter
in 2007-08, accounting for almost one third of all Australia
exports, according to DFAT's annual analysis of trade by each of the states
and territories.

All States and Territories except Tasmania recorded
increases in exports compared with the previous year.
South Australia, Victoria and the ACT recorded annual growth
rates in 2007-08 which were above their five-year average

The figures are contained in Australia's Trade
by State and Territory 2007-08
provides a complete statistical guide to exports and imports of
goods and services for every State and Territory on a financial
year basis. It is available free on the DFAT website at /trade

Total exports for Australia were $232.1 billion (up 8.3 per
cent from 2006-07) consisting of:

  • Western Australia
    $73.6 billion (up 13.8 per cent)
  • NSW
    $50.7 billion (up 7.9 per cent)
  • Queensland
    $44.1 billion (up 1.5 per cent)
  • Victoria
    $33.5 billion (up 7.1 per cent)
  • South Australia
    $12.3 billion (up 13.4 per cent)
  • Northern Territory
    $ 5.3 billion (up 11.6 per cent)
  • Tasmania
    $ 4.1 billion (down 1.1 per cent)
  • Australian Capital Territory $ 1.0
    billion (up 7.2 per cent)

NSW was by far the nation's largest exporter of
services with a share of 40.2 per cent ($20.6 billion),
followed by Victoria 25.3 per cent ($13 billion), Queensland
17.1 per cent ($8.8 billion) and Western Australia 9.5 per cent
($4.9 billion). Travel services were the major component
of services exports.

Australia's Trade by State and Territory,
is part of a series published each year by DFAT
that provides comprehensive information on Australia's
international trade in goods and services. The analysis
and summary tables, and an order form for this publication are
available at: /publications/.
Hard copy orders can also be placed at this site.

For further information please contact (02) 6261 2256,
or email

Media Enquiries: DFAT Media Liaison - 02 6261

Last Updated: 14 January 2013
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