Australia's imports declined by 1 percent month-on-month to AUD 34.48 billion in September 2018. Purchases of capital good fell 9 percent to AUD 6.09 billion, driven by civil aircraft & confidentialised items (-45 pct); capital goods n.e.s (-18 pct); machinery & industrial equipment (-5 pct); and industrial transport equipment (-4 pct). Also, imports of non-monetary goods dropped 14 percent to AUD 359 million. In contrast, arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 2 percent to AUD 11.19 billion. In addition, purchases of consumption goods went up 1 percent to AUD 8.68 billion, led by food and beverages (3 pct); and household electrical items (7 pct). Imports of services increased AUD 11 million to AUD 8.17 billion, due to transport (1 percent); and maintenance and repair services n.i.e (34 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 11518.79 AUD Million from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 34871 AUD Million in August of 2018 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-06 01:30 AM Imports MoM 0% -0.8%
2018-10-04 01:30 AM Imports MoM 0% 0.7%
2018-11-01 12:30 AM Imports MoM -1% 0%
2018-12-07 12:30 AM Imports MoM -1%


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3017.00 2342.00 4510.00 -4214.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 37496.00 37213.00 37496.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 34479.00 34871.00 34871.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -13472.00 -11678.00 277.00 -22497.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -1.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
External Debt 2045588.00 2005834.00 2045588.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 89.30 87.70 106.40 47.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 60499.00 64825.00 64825.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 12538.00 7111.00 25377.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 741700.00 774400.00 1015000.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.70 72.80 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 285.00 279.00 781.00 243.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.09 2.74 3.11 0.01 [+]
Weapons Sales 97.00 134.00 158.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34479.00 34871.00 34871.00 393.00 1971 - 2018 AUD Million Monthly
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