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Tuesday, 10 September 1985
Page: 366

(Question No. 378)


Senator McIntosh asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade, upon notice, on 31 May 1985:

Can the Minister for Trade give figures on the increase or decrease in Australian trade with South Africa for financial years (a) 1982-83, (b) 1983-84 and (c) 1984-85, for

(i) Australia as a whole and

(ii) each Australian State.


Senator Button —The following answer to the honourable senator's question has been provided:

(i) Australia's trade as a whole is set out below. You may care to note that the only figures available at present for 1984-85 are year to date (YTD) ten months to end of April 1985

Imports

Increase

or

Decrease

Exports

Increase

or

Decrease

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

1982-83...

84,944

+47,421

144,533

+137,201

1983-84...

132,365

*281,734

10 months to April 1985(p)...

112,765

178,604

* Includes $110,000,000 recorded as a re-export item and described as a floating structure.

(ii) Trade with South Africa by each Australian State

IMPORTS

1982-83

Increase

or

Decrease

1983-84

YTD

April

1985(p)

EXPORTS

1982-83

Increase

or

Decrease

1983-84

YTD

April

1985(p)

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

New South Wales...

28,278

(+14,820)

43,098

50,242

29,801

(+1,486)

31,287

21,955

Victoria...

27,298

(+12,440)

39,738

28,439

30,764

(+6,399)

37,163

41,541

Queensland...

9,769

(-1,187)

8,582

9,891

4,759

(+9,883)

14,642

13,165

South Australia...

3,729

(+3,945)

7,674

4,935

12,403

(+3,090)

15,493

10,537

Western Australia...

12,695

(+14,183)

26,878

15,138

62,098

(+2,079)

64,177

85,521

Tasmania...

3,029

(+3,187)

6,216

4,111

653

(+2,784)

3,437

1,398

Northern Territory...

10

(-9)

1

. .

. .

(+58)

58

42

Australian Capital Territory...

136

(+43)

179

2)

4

9

Re-exports...

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

3,978

(+111,497)

115,475

4,436

(p) = preliminary and subject to revision

n.a. = not applicable

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics