Trade success in Australia's states and territories
Wheat led the growth in exports from Victoria, up 61.5 per cent in 2011-12
Monday 25 February 2013
Trade figures released last week show Australia's export growth extends well beyond resource-rich states, with exports from Victoria up by 5.2 per cent and from the ACT up by 5 per cent in financial year 2011-12, compared with 2010-11.
Wheat led the growth in exports from Victoria, up 61.5 per cent in 2011-12. Services accounted for the main growth in exports from the ACT, up 8.6 per cent. Recreational and education-related travel drove the increase.
Western Australia still accounted for the biggest share of total exports – 40 per cent – with iron ore leading. The state's total exports grew 7.2 per cent year on year. Coal dominated exports from New South Wales, where exports overall were up nearly 8 per cent. Queensland's exports grew by 6 per cent, led by strong growth in coal and cotton.
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