Imports to Australia jumped 2 percent from a month earlier to a record AUD 36.52 billion in November 2018 (vs +3 percent in October), mainly nudged by a AUD 433 million rise in capital goods (+7 percent vs +6 percent in October), including civilian aircraft by AUD 368 million (or 78.5 percent vs 28.1 percent). Meantime, purchases on non-monetary gold rose AUD 30 million (+9 percent vs -7 percent in October). Consumption goods rose by AUD 202 million (or 2 percent) after edging up 1 percent in the previous month. In contrast, purchases of intermediate goods and other merchandise goods decreased by AUD 22 million (or -0.2 percent vs 5.4 percent), namely fuels & lubricants by AUD 145 million (or 3.7 percent vs 11.3 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 11606.87 AUD Million from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 36520 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
2018-10-04 01:30 AM Imports MoM 0% 0.7%
2018-11-01 12:30 AM Imports MoM -1% 0%
2018-12-06 12:30 AM Imports MoM 3% -1%
2019-01-08 12:30 AM Imports MoM 2% 3%
2019-02-05 12:30 AM Imports MoM 2%
2019-03-07 12:30 AM Imports MoM
2019-04-03 12:30 AM Imports MoM


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1925.00 2013.00 4514.00 -4251.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -10688.00 -12056.00 277.00 -22433.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -1.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
Imports 36520.00 35900.00 36520.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 38445.00 37913.00 38445.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
External Debt 2031327.00 2045588.00 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 11116.00 13808.00 25377.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 754000.00 690200.00 1015000.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.70 68.70 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 281.00 285.00 781.00 243.00 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
36520.00 35900.00 36520.00 393.00 1971 - 2018 AUD Million Monthly
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