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

Imports of goods and services in Australia were flat from the previous month at AUD 31.21 billion in September of 2017. Purchases of consumption goods increased by 2.0 percent to AUD 8.15 billion. The main components contributing to the rise was non-industrial transport equipment (10 percent). Purchases of capital goods went up by 1 percent to AUD 6.22 billion, mainly driven by industrial transport equipment n.e.s (6 percent); civil aircraft and confidentialised items (12 percent); machinery and industrial equipment (2 percent). Partly offsetting these rises was ADP equipment (-7 percent). Imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell AUD 35 million to AUD 9.2 billion. Meanwhile, imports of non-monetary gold fell by 14 percent to AUD 385 million. Imports of services declined by 1 percent to AUD 7.26 billion. Imports in Australia averaged 11032.12 AUD Million from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 31564 AUD Million in June of 2017 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM -1% 2%
2017-10-05 12:30 AM Imports MoM 0% -1%
2017-11-02 12:30 AM Imports MoM 0% 0%
2017-12-07 12:30 AM Imports MoM 0%


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1745.00 873.00 4338.00 -43600.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 32961.00 32037.00 34429.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 31216.00 31164.00 31564.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -9562.00 -4754.00 295.00 -23051.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.70 -4.70 1.40 -6.70 percent [+]
External Debt 1900341.00 1886770.00 1941405.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 103.60 109.70 136.60 49.30 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 64825.00 29636.00 64825.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 3798.00 3693.00 25769.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 663500.00 702800.00 971800.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 79.85 79.85 79.85 79.69 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 277.00 271.00 781.00 247.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.09 2.74 3.11 0.01 [+]
Weapons Sales 127.00 83.00 158.00 2.00 USD Million [+]

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Australia Imports

Australia imports mainly machinery and transport equipment (40 percent of total imports), of which road vehicles account for 12 percent, industrial machinery for 6 percent, electrical machinery for 5 percent and telecommunications and sound recording for 5 percent.The country also imports: petroleum (11 percent); manufactured goods (12 percent); chemicals and related products (10 percent); and food and live animals (5 percent). Main import partners are China (23 percent of total imports), the US (11 percent), Japan (7 percent), South Korea, Thailand and Germany (5 percent each) and Malaysia (4 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
31216.00 31164.00 31564.00 393.00 1971 - 2017 AUD Million Monthly
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