Imports of goods and services to Australia expanded 1 percent month-on-month to AUD 27.98 billion in June 2020, as demand started to strengthen as the economy slowly emerged from the coronavirus crisis. Purchases of consumption goods grew by 7 percent to AUD 8.22 billion, due to textiles (16 percent), and consumption goods n.e.s. (8 percent) household electrical items (33 percent). Also, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods advanced 5 percent to AUD 9.60 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (28 percent), while those of services rose 1 percent to AUD 3.88 billion, led by tourism-related services (12 percent). By contrast, arrivals of capital goods fell 2 percent to AUD 5.49 billion, of which ADP equipment (-31 percent). In addition, purchases of non-monetary gold plunged 40 percent to AUD 806 million.

Imports in Australia averaged 12324.40 AUD Million from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 36019 AUD Million in November of 2018 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 August of 2020. source: Australian Bureau of Statistic

Imports in Australia is expected to be 35300.00 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 35000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Imports is projected to trend around 36000.00 AUD Million in 2021 and 36500.00 AUD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
27984.00 27626.00 36019.00 393.00 1971 - 2020 AUD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-07 01:30 AM Mar -4% -4.5% -10%
2020-06-04 01:30 AM Apr -10% -3.4% -7%
2020-07-02 01:30 AM May -6% -6.9% 4%
2020-08-04 01:30 AM Jun 1% -6.7% -4%


News Stream
Australia Imports Recover in June
Imports of goods and services to Australia expanded 1 percent month-on-month to AUD 27.98 billion in June 2020, as demand started to strengthen as the economy slowly emerged from the coronavirus crisis. Purchases of consumption goods grew by 7 percent to AUD 8.22 billion, due to textiles (16 percent), and consumption goods n.e.s. (8 percent) household electrical items (33 percent). Also, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods advanced 5 percent to AUD 9.60 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (28 percent), while those of services rose 1 percent to AUD 3.88 billion, led by tourism-related services (12 percent). By contrast, arrivals of capital goods fell 2 percent to AUD 5.49 billion, of which ADP equipment (-31 percent). In addition, purchases of non-monetary gold plunged 40 percent to AUD 806 million.
2020-08-04
Australia Imports Fall to 7-Year Low
Imports of goods and services to Australia dropped 6 percent over a month earlier to a seven-year low of AUD 27.71 billion in May 2020, due to lower purchases of consumption goods (-14% to AUD 7.62 billion), of which non-industrial transport equipment (-47%), consumption goods n.e.s., (-6%), and food and beverages, mainly for consumption (-9%). Also, imports of capital goods tumbled 7% to AUD 5.56 billion, namely civil aircraft and other confidentialised items (-60%) and industrial transport equipment n.e.s. (-24%). Additionally, purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods plummeted 8% to AUD 9.36 billion, mostly fuels and lubricants (-22%), processed industrial supplies n.e.s. (-6%), and parts for transport equipment (-12%). Imports of services also fell 1% to AUD 3.84 billion, due to transport (-6%). In contrast, imports of non-monetary gold rose AUD 710 million to AUD 1.34 billion.
2020-07-02
Australia Imports Slump 10% to 4-Year Low in April
Imports of goods and services to Australia plummeted 10 percent over a month earlier to a four-year low of AUD 28.71 billion in April 2020. Purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell by 5% to AUD 9.88 billion, namely fuels and lubricants (-31 percent). Also, imports of non-monetary gold slumped 40 percent to AUD 615 million, while those of services tumbled 42 percent to AUD 3.75 billion, in particular travel, (-98 percent) and transport (-24 percent). Conversely, arrivals of consumption goods rose by 4 percent to AUD 8.61 billion, led by consumption goods n.e.s. (10 percent), and textiles, clothing and footwear(16 percent). In addition, imports of capital goods grew by 4 percent to AUD 5.85 billion, driven by ADP equipment (52 percent).
2020-06-04
Australia Imports Falls to Over 2-Year Low in March
Imports of goods and services to Australia plunged 4 percent over a month earlier to an over two-year low of AUD 31.82 billion, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Purchases of capital goods fell by 3 percent to AUD 5.62 billion, namely civil aircraft & confidentialised items (-53%), capital goods n.e.s.(-17%), and industrial transport equipment (-12%). Also, imports of services slumped 19 percent to AUD 6.53 billion, mainly due to travel (-36%) and transport (-11%) amid the closure of international borders due to the covid-19. Conversely, purchases of consumption goods rose by AUD 10 million to AUD 8.32 billion, mainly due to textiles, clothing & footwear (6%) and food & beverages, mainly for consumption (4%). Additionally, imports of intermediate & other merchandise goods rose AUD 31 million to AUD 10.33 billion, led by plastics (22%) and organic & inorganic chemicals (20%). Also, imports of non-monetary gold soared 85 percent to AUD 1.02 billion.
2020-05-07

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 7296782.56 7165499.33 AUD THO May/20
United States 2367538.18 2857340.95 AUD THO May/20
Germany 1175919.05 1112742.84 AUD THO May/20
Thailand 1033952.60 1036769.89 AUD THO May/20
Japan 873801.14 1407951.42 AUD THO May/20
United Kingdom 614223.36 473486.12 AUD THO May/20
Malaysia 580462.22 606206.63 AUD THO May/20
South Korea 558467.15 667126.67 AUD THO May/20
Indonesia 508393.26 328464.57 AUD THO May/20
New Zealand 506136.84 544775.62 AUD THO May/20
Italy 448783.12 452629.04 AUD THO May/20
Singapore 443725.45 784554.40 AUD THO May/20
Vietnam 435825.07 395220.97 AUD THO May/20
France 407518.48 451732.67 AUD THO May/20
Taiwan 352358.63 375688.15 AUD THO May/20
Papua New Guinea 302050.70 290310.55 AUD THO May/20
Mexico 272243.16 244707.40 AUD THO May/20
India 256089.27 245244.37 AUD THO May/20
Switzerland 231862.12 262341.83 AUD THO May/20
Netherlands 223343.56 189476.16 AUD THO May/20
Australia Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 8405.00 9278.00 AUD Million May/20
Consumption Goods 7059.00 8064.00 AUD Million May/20
Capital Goods 5487.00 5670.00 AUD Million May/20
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 3377.00 3285.00 AUD Million May/20
Chemicals & Rel. Products 3099.00 3240.00 AUD Million May/20
Misc. Manufactured Articles 2942.00 3000.00 AUD Million May/20
Manufactured Goods 2840.00 2830.00 AUD Million May/20
Consumption Goods Nes 2560.00 2566.00 AUD Million May/20
Machinery & Industrial Equipment 1832.00 1723.00 AUD Million May/20
Fuels & Lubricants 1484.00 2009.00 AUD Million May/20
Food & Live Animals 1382.00 1442.00 AUD Million May/20
Commodities & Transactions, Nec 1382.00 875.00 AUD Million May/20
Textiles Clothing & Footwear 1342.00 1555.00 AUD Million May/20
Non-monetary Gold 1340.00 615.00 AUD Million May/20
ADP Equipment 1339.00 1440.00 AUD Million May/20
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 1223.00 1313.00 AUD Million May/20
Misc. Manufactured Articles, Nes 1069.00 933.00 AUD Million May/20
Telecommunications Equipment 1043.00 1029.00 AUD Million May/20
Parts For Transport Equipment 948.00 1069.00 AUD Million May/20
Services, Shipment 929.00 928.00 AUD Million May/20

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