Expectations were pretty much on the money for August's International Trade in Goods & Services figures.
Imports of consumer goods have been particularly strong given the weakening dollar, which may be a signal that domestic consumer activity is rising.
The July trade deficit was also revised out to $2.8 billion, although the 3mMA result is at least improving somewhat after April's blowout.
The lower dollar may also eventually have an impact on imports and overseas departures.
Services of exports were relatively flat in the month at $5.3 billion.
Of the merchandise exports the lower dollar has helped to drive up export values of certain line iterms such as meat, fruit & nuts (not the chocolate bar), alcoholic beverages, and various other export types.
Queensland's monthly trade balance is now improving steadily as export volumes ramp up.
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