Australia Exports  1971-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Exports of goods and services from Australia dropped 8 percent month-on-month to AUD 30.59 billion in April of 2017, following a 2 percent rise in March. It is the biggest decline in two years after a cyclone in Queensland sharply reduced exports of coal. Sales of rural goods fell 2 percent to AUD 4 billion, mainly due to a 6 percent decline of sugar, sugar preparations & honey and a 6 percent decline of cereal grains & cereal preparations. Exports of non-rural goods (bulk commodities and non-bulk commodities) were down 12 percent to AUD 18.59 billion, driven by a 45 percent drop in coal, coke & briquettes. Partially offsetting these declines were other non-rurals, including sugar & beverages (+26 percent) and metals excluding non-monetary gold (+7 percent). Meanwhile, non-monetary gold tumbled 20 percent to AUD 1.47 billion and exports of services went up 2 percent to AUD 6.42 billion. Exports in Australia averaged 10160.08 AUD Million from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 33864 AUD Million in December of 2016 and a record low of 435 AUD Million in October of 1971.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-04 01:30 AM Feb 1% -3% 1%
2017-05-04 01:30 AM Mar 2% 1%
2017-06-08 01:30 AM Apr -8% 2%
2017-07-06 01:30 AM May -8%
2017-08-03 01:30 AM Jun
2017-09-07 01:30 AM Jul




Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 555.00 3169.00 4558.00 -4139.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 30590.00 33374.00 33864.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 30035.00 30206.00 30356.00 396.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -3108.00 -3511.00 295.00 -22996.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.70 -4.70 1.40 -6.70 percent [+]
External Debt 1886770.00 1926696.00 1941405.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 109.70 102.90 136.60 49.30 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 64825.00 29636.00 64825.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 3693.00 5646.00 25769.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 701300.00 768500.00 971800.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 79.85 79.85 79.85 79.69 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 256.00 259.00 781.00 247.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.74 3.11 3.11 0.01 [+]
Weapons Sales 127.00 83.00 158.00 2.00 USD Million [+]

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Australia Exports Notes

Rich in natural resources, Australia is a major exporter of commodities. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap account for 29 percent of total exports; coal, coke and briquettes for 15 percent; and gas for 7 percent. The country also exports: food and live animals (14 percent), mainly meat (5 percent) and cereals (4 percent); manufactured goods (6 percent), mainly non-ferrous metals (4 percent); and machinery and transport equipment (6 percent). Australia's largest export markets are China (32 percent of total exports), Japan (16 percent), South Korea (7 percent), the US (5 percent), India (4 percent), New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan (3 percent each). This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
30590.00 33374.00 33864.00 435.00 1971 - 2017 AUD Million Monthly
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