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Australia 3rd-Quarter Export Prices Gain 4%, Imports Unchanged

October 20, 2011

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- The value of Australian exports rose in the three months through September, a government report showed today.

The export price index advanced 4 percent from the second quarter, the Bureau of Statistics said in a report in Sydney today. Import prices were unchanged. Economists in a Bloomberg News survey forecast a 3.6 percent gain in exports and a 0.5 percent rise in imports.

--With assistance from Daniel Petrie in Sydney. Editors: Brendan Murray, Victoria Batchelor

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael Heath in Sydney at mheath1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephanie Phang at sphang@bloomberg.net


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