Australia Trade Deficit Widens in January


In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a deficit of $1,057m in January 2013, a rise of $369m (54%) on the deficit in December 2012.

In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services exports fell $185m (1%) to $25,023m. Non–rural goods fell $424m (3%) and rural goods fell $81m (3%). Non–monetary gold rose $211m (17%) and net exports of goods under merchanting rose $10m (200%). Services credits rose $98m (2%).

In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services imports rose $185m (1%) to $26,081m. Capital goods rose $292m (5%) and consumption goods rose $166m (3%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $258m (3%) and non–monetary gold fell $6m (2%). Services debits fell $10m.

ABS, anna@tradingeconomics.com
3/7/2013 11:23:58 AM