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

Imports to Australia were unchanged month-on-month at AUD 33.41 billion in February of 2018. Purchases of consumption goods increased by 7 percent to AUD 8.95 billion, driven by non-industrial transport equipment (20 percent); textiles, clothing and footwear (6 percent) and food and beverages, mainly for consumption (4 percent). Also, imports of capital goods grew by 1 percent to AUD 6.21 billion, supported by machinery and industrial equipment (15 percent) and industrial transport equipment n.e.s (12 percent). In addition, purchases of non-monetary gold rose by 17 percent to AUD 480 million. Imports of services went up by 1 percent to AUD 7.81 billion, mainly due to travel purchases (1 percent) and transport (2 percent). On the other hand, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell by 6 percent to AUD 9.96 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (-19 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 11227.73 AUD Million from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 34093 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
2018-02-06 12:30 AM Imports MoM 6% 1%
2018-03-08 12:30 AM Imports MoM -2% 6%
2018-04-05 01:30 AM Imports MoM 0% -2.4%
2018-05-03 01:30 AM Imports MoM 0%
2018-06-08 01:30 AM Imports MoM
2018-07-06 01:30 AM Imports MoM


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 825.00 952.00 4478.00 -4200.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 34229.00 34227.00 34540.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 33405.00 33275.00 34093.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -14024.00 -11013.00 277.00 -22574.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.70 -4.70 1.40 -6.70 percent [+]
External Debt 1941517.00 1898196.00 1941517.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 86.70 86.00 106.40 47.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 64825.00 29636.00 64825.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 13577.00 12642.00 26186.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 914500.00 702500.00 1010600.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 72.80 79.85 79.85 72.80 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 243.00 256.00 781.00 243.00 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
33405.00 33275.00 34093.00 393.00 1971 - 2018 AUD Million Monthly
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