Deficit improves in November
State versus state
As a result South Australia has recorded no notable uplift in export values for some years, with greater monthly FOB values being recorded as long ago as 2007.
State trade balances
Elsewhere there were surprisingly positive improvements in services PMI figures for both the key trading partners of China (up to 51.4 from 51.1) and the Business Activity Index of Japan (up to 51.7 from 50.6) which resulted in the Australian dollar taking heart and jumping back above 81 cents.