DFAT’s 2013 trade figures released

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has released its 2013 trade figures through its ‘Composition of Trade Australia 2013’ report.

Australia’s first ranked goods and services import was ‘personal travel services (excluding education)’ (up 10.2%), coming in second was ‘crude petroleum’ (down 6.2%). ‘Passenger motor vehicles came in third (up 8.1%).

Our top goods and services exports were ‘; Iron Ores & Concentrates’ (up 27.6%), ‘Coal’ (down 3.6%) and ‘Education-Related Travel Services’ (up 3.8%).

Australia’s top trading partner continues to be China, with two-way trade valued at $150.9 billion. Trade with Japan equalled $70.8 billion and with the United States $54.7 billion.

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