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

Imports of goods and services to Australia fell 1 percent month-on-month to AUD 30.61 billion in July of 2017, following a 2 percent rise in June. Purchases of capital goods fell AUD 27 million to AUD 6.34 billion due to falls in telecommunications equipment (-4 percent) and civil aircraft & confidentialised items (-41 percent). Purchases of consumption goods decreased 2 percent to AUD 8.38 billion due to falls textiles, clothing, and footwear (-3 percent); consumption goods n.e.s (-2 percent), and toys, books and leisure goods (-5 percent). Imports of non-monetary gold dropped by 17 percent. Imports of intermediate & other merchandise goods fell 1 percent to AUD 9.00 billion, mainly dragged down by parts for transport equipment (-6 percent), processed industrial supplies (-3 percent). In contrast, imports of services rose 1 percent to AUD 6.43 billion. The main components contributing to the rise was maintenance & repair services (20 percent) and travel (1 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 10808.84 AUD Million from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 30892 AUD Million in June of 2017 and a record low of 396 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-06 01:30 AM Imports MoM 1% -1%
2017-08-03 01:30 AM Imports MoM 2% 1%
2017-09-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM -1% 2%
2017-10-05 12:30 AM Imports MoM -1%
2017-11-03 12:30 AM Imports MoM
2017-12-08 12:30 AM Imports MoM


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 460.00 888.00 4557.00 -43600.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 31071.00 31780.00 33901.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 30611.00 30892.00 30892.00 396.00 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 605100.00 579100.00 971800.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 79.85 79.85 79.85 79.69 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 271.00 256.00 781.00 247.00 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 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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
30611.00 30892.00 30892.00 396.00 1971 - 2017 AUD Million Monthly
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