Australia Imports  1971-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Australia soared 6 percent from the previous month to an all-time high of AUD 33.82 billion in December 2017. Purchases rose for: intermediate and other merchandise goods (9 percent to AUD 10.69 billion), mainly fuels and lubricants (21 percent), parts for transport equipment (11 percent) and processed industrial supplies (2 percent); consumption goods (5 percent to AUD 8.98 billion), mainly textiles, clothing and footwear (8 percent) and consumption goods n.e.s. (7 percent); and capital goods (6 percent to AUD 6.17 billion), mainly machinery and industrial equipment (11 percent) and telecommunications equipment (13 percent). In addition, imports of non-monetary gold jumped by 68 percent to AUD 505 million, while those of services were almost similar from a month earlier at AUD 7.49 billion. Imports in Australia averaged 11149.10 AUD Million from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 33823 AUD Million in December of 2017 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-07 12:30 AM Imports MoM 2% 0.2%
2018-01-05 12:30 AM Imports MoM 1% 1.9%
2018-02-06 12:30 AM Imports MoM 6% 1%
2018-03-08 12:30 AM Imports MoM 6%
2018-04-05 01:30 AM Imports MoM
2018-05-03 01:30 AM Imports MoM


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1358.00 36.00 4414.00 -43600.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 32465.00 31955.00 34531.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 33823.00 31918.00 33823.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -9125.00 -9664.00 277.00 -22951.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.70 -4.70 1.40 -6.70 percent [+]
External Debt 1898196.00 1900341.00 1941405.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 114.70 103.60 136.60 49.30 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 64825.00 29636.00 64825.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 14066.00 10743.00 26186.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 776900.00 741500.00 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
33823.00 31918.00 33823.00 393.00 1971 - 2017 AUD Million Monthly
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