Australian Trade Surplus Widens in December


In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $1,709m in December 2011, a rise of $366m on the surplus in November 2011.

In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits rose $621m (2%) to $27,792m. Non-monetary gold rose $457m (31%), non-rural goods rose $174m (1%) and rural goods rose $12m. Services credits fell $23m (1%).

In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits rose $253m (1%) to $26,082m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $346m (4%) and consumption goods rose $151m (3%). Non-monetary gold fell $185m (27%) and capital goods fell $106m (2%). Services debits rose $47m (1%).


TradingEconomics.com, ABS
2/2/2012 1:12:25 PM