Storms blow out trade deficit

Australia's trade deficit almost doubled to $1.057 billion in January as wild weather in Queensland hurt resource exports.

Australia's trade deficit almost doubled to $1.057 billion in January as wild weather in Queensland hurt resource exports.

Exports

Coal down 4.6%

Rural goods down 2.7%

Services up 2.2%

Imports

Cars up 8.1%

Telecoms goods up 52.1%

Household electricals down 3.1%

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