Imports to Australia shrank 1 percent to AUD 35.03 billion, as purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell 4 percent to AUD 10.6 billion, namely fuels and lubricants (-11 percent). In addition, imports of capital goods contracted 2 percent to AUD 6.44 billion, mainly driven by ADP equipment (-22 percent) and civil aircraft and confidentialised items (-19 percent). Also, purchses of non-monetary gold declined 5 percent to AUD 430 million. Conversely, imports of consumption goods rose AUD 12 million to AUD 8.93 billion, in particular non-industrial transport equipment (18 percent). At the same time, purchases of services grew 3 percent to AUD 8.63 billion, boosted by travel (4 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 11727.49 AUD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 36160 AUD Million in November of 2018 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-08 12:30 AM Imports MoM 2% 3%
2019-02-05 12:30 AM Imports MoM -6% 1.3% 1%
2019-03-07 12:30 AM Imports MoM 3% -5.5% 2%
2019-04-03 12:30 AM Imports MoM -1% 3.9% 1%
2019-05-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM -1%
2019-06-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM
2019-07-04 01:30 AM Imports MoM


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4801.00 4351.00 4801.00 -4314.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -7203.00 -10785.00 277.00 -22471.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -1.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
Imports 35032.00 35406.00 36160.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 39833.00 39756.00 39833.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
External Debt 2084046.00 2031327.00 2084046.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 92.70 89.30 106.40 47.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 60499.00 64825.00 64825.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 9862.00 11116.00 25377.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 927200.00 731100.00 1057900.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.70 68.70 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 323.00 320.00 781.00 243.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.83 3.09 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35032.00 35406.00 36160.00 393.00 1971 - 2019 AUD Million Monthly
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