July 1, 2021
The seasonally adjusted external trade surplus continued to widen in May, driven most notably by record iron ore exports.PDF Download PDF
June 3, 2020
The seasonally adjusted external trade surplus widened to a three-month high of A$8.0b in April from an upwardly revised A$5.8b in March (revised from A$5.6b).PDF Download PDF
May 4, 2020
The seasonally adjusted external trade surplus narrowed to A$5.6b in March from A$7.6b in February.
The fall in surplus was larger than expected by market participants and reflected a 4.3% rise in imports and, to a lesser extent, a 1.7% decline in exports.
Iron ore exports reached a fresh record high in original terms.PDF Download PDF
April 1, 2021
The seasonally adjusted external trade surplus declined to A$7.5b in February from the downwardly revised A$9.6b in the previous month.
The fall in the trade surplus resulted from both a 1.3% decline in exports and 5.2% growth in imports.PDF Download PDF
March 4, 2021
The seasonally adjusted external trade surplus widened to A$10.1b in January 2021, from an upwardly revised A$7.2b in December (originally A$$6.8b).PDF Download PDF
February 4, 2021
The seasonally adjusted external trade surplus picked up to A$6.8B in December 2020.
The rise in the trade surplus was driven by a 2.8% increase in exports (mainly cereals and iron ore), coupled with a 2.4% decline in imports (driven by capital goods).PDF Download PDF