Imports to Australia rose 3 percent month-over-month to AUD 35.27 billion in July 2019. Purchases of consumption goods rose by 4 percent to AUD 8.78 billion, largely due to non-industrial transport equipment (14 percent). In addition, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods went up by 5 percent to AUD 11.16 billion, mainly boosted by fuels and lubricants (14 percent). Also, imports of non-monetary gold soared 29 percent to AUD 787 million. On the other hand, purchases of capital goods fell 1 percent to AUD 6.11 billion, largely due to civil aircraft and confidentialised items (-36 percent) and capital goods n.e.s (-15 percent). Additionally, imports of services fell by AUD 30 million to AUD 8.43 billion, led by maintenance and repair services n.i.e (-30 percent) and transport (-1 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 11928.55 AUD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 35967 AUD Million in November of 2018 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-06 01:30 AM Imports MoM Apr 3% -1.4% 1%
2019-07-03 01:30 AM Imports MoM May 2% 2.3% 1%
2019-08-06 01:30 AM Imports MoM Jun -4% 0.9% -1%
2019-09-05 01:30 AM Imports MoM Jul 3% -3.5% 1%
2019-10-03 01:30 AM Imports MoM Aug 3% -1%
2019-12-05 12:30 AM Imports MoM Oct


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 7268.00 7977.00 7977.00 -4286.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account 5853.00 -1120.00 5853.00 -22471.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.50 -3.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
Imports 35270.00 34291.00 35967.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 42538.00 42268.00 42538.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
External Debt 2139816.00 2115047.00 2139816.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.20 97.40 106.40 47.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 80891.00 55183.00 80891.00 -37051.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows -4163.00 3430.00 24576.00 -4163.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 790400.00 660300.00 1057900.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.74 68.70 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 329.00 353.00 781.00 238.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.83 3.09 3.11 0.01 [+]
Weapons Sales 38.00 98.00 158.00 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35270.00 34291.00 35967.00 393.00 1971 - 2019 AUD Million Monthly
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