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

Imports of goods and services to Australia edged down 1 percent month-on-month to AUD 30.04 billion in April of 2017. Imports of non-monetary gold declined the most by 27 percent to AUD 415 million, followed by intermediate and other merchandise goods (-2 percent, driven by a 19 percent fall in fuel & lubricants and a 9 percent fall in other merchandise goods). In contrast, capital goods rose 2 percent, due to purchases of civil aircraft & confidentialised items (+46 percent) and telecommunications equipment (+16 percent). Imports of services rose AUD 152 million to AUD 6.444 billion. The main component contributing to the rise in seasonally adjusted estimates was "other services" (+3 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 10700.60 AUD Million from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 30356 AUD Million in September of 2015 and a record low of 396 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-04 01:30 AM Feb -5% 4% 2%
2017-05-04 01:30 AM Mar 5% -5%
2017-06-08 01:30 AM Apr -1% 5%
2017-07-06 01:30 AM May -1%
2017-08-03 01:30 AM Jun
2017-09-07 01:30 AM Jul




Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 555.00 3169.00 4558.00 -4139.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 30590.00 33374.00 33864.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 30035.00 30206.00 30356.00 396.00 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 701300.00 768500.00 971800.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 79.85 79.85 79.85 79.69 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 256.00 259.00 781.00 247.00 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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
30035.00 30206.00 30356.00 396.00 1971 - 2017 AUD Million Monthly
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