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Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy



Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled Paper 2156


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Barry Coulter


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Transport and Communications the markets o f South Australia and beyond. Federal Airports Corporation (FAC) data used in Figure 14.1 show combined inbound and outbound air freight through Darwin Airport increased by 23.8% from 1991/92 to 1992/93 with an expected further increase o f 20% for 1993/94. Approximately 30% o f all freight tonnage is either bound for or arriving from international markets. Shipping services also provide vital links to international markets for Territory exports. Darwin is the nearest Australian port to the rapidly expanding markets o f East and South East Asia which accounted for 97% o f total international freight shipped for the first seven months o f 1993/94. In order o f gross tonnage shipped for the same period, the Territorys largest trading partners were Japan, Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia respectively. The bulk o f imports/exports through the Port o f Darwin include petroleum products, cement clinker, zinc/lead ore and live cattle. Figure 14.2 South East Asia East Asia Europe North America Other 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 000 Tonnes Source: Darwin Port Authority, NT Treasury estimate 7 8 International Freight Movements through Darwin Port 1993/94

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