Australia's Trade Surplus Narrows in September


In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $2,564m in September 2011, a fall of $389m on the surplus in August 2011.

In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits fell $712m (3%) to $27,325m. Non-monetary gold fell $411m (24%) and non-rural goods fell $295m (2%). Rural goods rose $45m (2%) and net exports of goods under merchanting rose $1m (25%). Services credits fell $52m (1%).

In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits fell $323m (1%) to $24,761m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $460m (5%) and consumption goods fell $155m (3%). Capital goods rose $302m (6%) and non-monetary gold rose $39m (7%). Services debits fell $47m (1%).


TradingEconomics.com, Australian Bureau of Statistics
11/8/2011 10:29:06 AM