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

Imports of goods and services to Australia rose 2 percent month-on-month to a record AUD 30.92 billion in June of 2017, following a 1 percent rise in the prior month. Purchases of capital goods rose 13 percent to AUD 6.3 billion due to surges in telecommunications equipment (+78 percent) and civil aircraft & confidentialised items (410 percent). Purchases of consumption goods rose 2 percent to AUD 8.56 billion driven by food & beverages (+16 percent) and consumption goods n.e.s. (+7 percent). Imports of non-monetary gold soared by 76 percent. In contrast, imports of intermediate & other merchandise goods fell 4 percent to AUD 9.12 billion, dragged down by fuels & lubricants (-18 percent). Imports of services fell AUD 30 million to AUD 6.39 billion. The main components contributing to the fall was maintenance & repair services (-36 percent) and travel (-1 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 10772.97 AUD Million from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 30923 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 Forecast (i)
2017-06-08 01:30 AM Apr -1% 5%
2017-07-06 01:30 AM May 1% -1%
2017-08-03 01:30 AM Jun 2% 1%
2017-09-07 01:30 AM Jul 2%
2017-10-05 12:30 AM Aug
2017-11-03 12:30 AM Sep


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 856.00 2024.00 4546.00 -4152.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 31779.00 32218.00 33889.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 30923.00 30193.00 30923.00 396.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -3108.00 -3511.00 295.00 -22996.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.70 -4.70 1.40 -6.70 percent [+]
External Debt 1886770.00 1926696.00 1941405.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 109.70 102.90 136.60 49.30 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 64825.00 29636.00 64825.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 3693.00 5646.00 25769.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 579100.00 701300.00 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 Notes

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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
30923.00 30193.00 30923.00 396.00 1971 - 2017 AUD Million Monthly
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