Imports of goods and services to Australia gained 3 percent from the previous month to AUD 32.55 billion in May 2021, as domestic demand strengthened following an easing of COVID-19 restrictions in some states. Arrivals of consumption goods were up by 1 percent to AUD 9.82 billion, due to textiles, clothing and footwear; food and beverages; consumption goods n.e.s; and household electrical items. In addition, purchases of capital goods rose 3 percent to USD 6.71 billion, led by higher purchases of machinery and industrial equipment, ADP equipment, and capital goods n.e.s. Meanwhile, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 1 percent to AUD 10.79 billion, mainly driven by parts for transport equipment, and other parts for capital goods. Also, purchases of services increased 5 percent to AUD 4.34 billion, mainly boosted by transport. source: Australian Bureau of Statistic

Imports in Australia averaged 12593.21 AUD Million from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 36199 AUD Million in September of 2019 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2021.

Imports in Australia is expected to be 32000.00 AUD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Australia to stand at 36000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Imports is projected to trend around 36500.00 AUD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32552.00 31633.00 36199.00 393.00 1971 - 2021 AUD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-01 12:30 AM Feb 5% -2% -1%
2021-05-04 01:30 AM Mar 4% 4.7% 6%
2021-06-03 01:30 AM Apr -3% 4.5% 3%
2021-07-01 01:30 AM May 3% -2.7%


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Australia Imports Rise 3% MoM
Imports of goods and services to Australia gained 3 percent from the previous month to AUD 32.55 billion in May 2021, as domestic demand strengthened following an easing of COVID-19 restrictions in some states. Arrivals of consumption goods were up by 1 percent to AUD 9.82 billion, due to textiles, clothing and footwear; food and beverages; consumption goods n.e.s; and household electrical items. In addition, purchases of capital goods rose 3 percent to USD 6.71 billion, led by higher purchases of machinery and industrial equipment, ADP equipment, and capital goods n.e.s. Meanwhile, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 1 percent to AUD 10.79 billion, mainly driven by parts for transport equipment, and other parts for capital goods. Also, purchases of services increased 5 percent to AUD 4.34 billion, mainly boosted by transport.
2021-07-01
Australia Imports Plunge 3% in April
Imports of goods and services to Australia tumbled 3 percent from the previous month to AUD 31.74 billion in April 2021, as domestic demand weakened following the latest COVID-19 outbreak in some states. Imports of consumption goods were down by 5 percent to AUD 9.59 billion, due to textiles, clothing and footwear; food and beverages; and consumption goods n.e.s. At the same time, imports of capital goods fell 5 percent to USD 6.54 billion, due to lower purchases of machinery and industrial equipment, industrial transport equipment and capital goods n.e.s. Meanwhile, purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 1 percent to AUD 10.83 billion, mainly driven by processed industrial supplies, fuels and lubricants, and primary industrial supplies n.e.s. Also, imports of services increased 2 percent to AUD 4.25 billion.
2021-06-03
Australia Imports Hit 13-Month High
Imports of goods and services to Australia climbed 4 percent from the previous month to a 13-month high of AUD 32.70 billion in March 2021, as domestic demand recovered in the wake of coronavirus disruption. Purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 3 percent to AUD 10.64 billion, mainly driven by processed industrial supplies, fuels and lubricants, parts for transport equipment, processed industrial supplies n.e.s, and other parts for capital goods. Imports of consumption goods were up by 1 percent to AUD 10.06 billion, due to textiles, clothing and footwear; food and beverages; and household electrical items. At the same time, imports of capital goods advanced 5 percent to USD 6.90 billion, due to higher purchases of industrial transport equipment and capital goods n.e.s. Meanwhile, imports of services increased 1 percent to AUD 4.12 billion.
2021-05-04
Australia Imports Highest in A Year
Imports of goods and services to Australia jumped 5 percent from the previous month to a one-year high of AUD 31.40 billion in February 2021, adding to signs of recovery in domestic demand. Purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods surged 13 percent to AUD 10.45 billion, mainly driven by processed industrial supplies, fuels and lubricants, parts for transport equipment, and other parts for capital goods. Imports of consumption goods rose by 3 percent to AUD 9.88 billion, due to non-industrial transport equipment, textiles, clothing and footwear, and food and beverages. By contrast, imports of capital goods dropped 1 percent to USD 6.47 billion, due to lower purchases of telecommunications equipment and industrial transport equipment. Imports of services were up 4 percent to AUD 4.15 billion.
2021-04-01

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).
Australia Imports by Country Last Previous
China 6781871.07 6789735.99 AUD THO May/21
United States 3238744.72 2876928.42 AUD THO May/21
Japan 1398466.57 1810662.12 AUD THO May/21
Germany 1268545.73 1254299.19 AUD THO May/21
Thailand 1093481.33 1230077.18 AUD THO May/21
Malaysia 1092967.26 1267134.16 AUD THO May/21
South Korea 929248.46 1002324.18 AUD THO May/21
Singapore 784257.56 768250.58 AUD THO May/21
Italy 671797.41 539165.01 AUD THO May/21
United Kingdom 601100.49 621967.20 AUD THO May/21
France 538972.76 438633.83 AUD THO May/21
Taiwan 537588.45 470401.60 AUD THO May/21
Vietnam 505878.87 511778.52 AUD THO May/21
Indonesia 499183.67 443468.35 AUD THO May/21
New Zealand 465476.24 504149.96 AUD THO May/21
India 464650.27 519845.21 AUD THO May/21
Switzerland 298845.07 326529.48 AUD THO May/21
Mexico 268337.93 308813.46 AUD THO May/21
Netherlands 247298.16 274299.81 AUD THO May/21
Canada 216398.93 183731.02 AUD THO May/21
Australia Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 11011.00 10996.00 AUD Million May/21
Consumption Goods 9070.00 9165.00 AUD Million May/21
Capital Goods 6489.00 6296.00 AUD Million May/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles 4012.00 3746.00 AUD Million May/21
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 3402.00 3558.00 AUD Million May/21
Consumption Goods Nes 2941.00 2708.00 AUD Million May/21
Chemicals & Rel. Products 2915.00 2955.00 AUD Million May/21
Manufactured Goods 2827.00 2879.00 AUD Million May/21
Fuels & Lubricants 2504.00 2632.00 AUD Million May/21
Machinery & Industrial Equipment 2278.00 2155.00 AUD Million May/21
Non-industrial Transport Equipme 2086.00 2587.00 AUD Million May/21
Textiles Clothing & Footwear 1573.00 1504.00 AUD Million May/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles, Nes 1364.00 1300.00 AUD Million May/21
Food & Live Animals 1304.00 1272.00 AUD Million May/21
Parts For Transport Equipment 1199.00 1135.00 AUD Million May/21
Services, Shipment 1169.00 1149.00 AUD Million May/21
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 1143.00 1078.00 AUD Million May/21
Indust.transport Equip.nes 1043.00 1278.00 AUD Million May/21
ADP Equipment 1006.00 967.00 AUD Million May/21
Commodities & Transactions, Nec 1001.00 640.00 AUD Million May/21

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