Imports of goods and services to Australia dropped by 3 percent month-over-month to a six-month low of AUD 31.83 billion in October 2021, as domestic demand weakened amid prolonged lockdown measures to curb rising cases of the Delta strain in several key states. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell 1 percent to AUD 11.71 billion, weighed down by processed industrial supplies n.e.s. (-4 percent) and other parts for capital goods (-6 percent). Also, imports of capital goods tumbled 8 percent to AUD 6.65 billion, dragged down by capital goods n.e.s (-37 percent); while those of consumption goods shrank 1 percent to AUD 8.65 billion, led by household electrical items (-19 percent). In addition, arrivals of services declined 2 percent to AUD 4.47 billion, mainly due to transport (-1 percent) and other services (-3 percent). source: Australian Bureau of Statistic

Imports in Australia averaged 12828.79 AUD Million from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 36435 AUD Million in November of 2018 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2021.

Imports in Australia is expected to be 33000.00 AUD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Imports is projected to trend around 36500.00 AUD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Imports


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-04 12:30 AM Sep -2% -1% -0.7%
2021-12-02 12:30 AM Oct -3% -2.95% -0.8%
2022-01-11 12:30 AM Nov -3%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 11220.00 11824.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Imports 31833.00 32720.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Exports 43053.00 44544.00 AUD Million Oct/21

News Stream
Australia Imports Down to 6-Month Low
Imports of goods and services to Australia dropped by 3 percent month-over-month to a six-month low of AUD 31.83 billion in October 2021, as domestic demand weakened amid prolonged lockdown measures to curb rising cases of the Delta strain in several key states. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell 1 percent to AUD 11.71 billion, weighed down by processed industrial supplies n.e.s. (-4 percent) and other parts for capital goods (-6 percent). Also, imports of capital goods tumbled 8 percent to AUD 6.65 billion, dragged down by capital goods n.e.s (-37 percent); while those of consumption goods shrank 1 percent to AUD 8.65 billion, led by household electrical items (-19 percent). In addition, arrivals of services declined 2 percent to AUD 4.47 billion, mainly due to transport (-1 percent) and other services (-3 percent).
2021-12-02
Australia Imports Decline 2% MoM
Imports of goods and services to Australia dropped by 2 percent month-over-month to AUD 32.73 billion in September 2021, as domestic demand weakened amid lockdown measures to curb rising cases of the Delta strain in some states. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell 1 percent to AUD 11.79 billion, weighed down by fuel and lubricants (-8 percent). In addition, purchases of consumption goods dropped 10 percent to AUD 8.83 billion, led by non-industrial transport equipment fell $971m from a record high in August 2021. By contrast, imports of capital goods were up by 7 percent to AUD 7.20 billion, supported by capital goods n.e.s (68 percent). Also, arrivals of services grew by 4 percent, mainly lifted by transport (11 percent).
2021-11-04
Australia Imports Fall 1% MoM
Imports of goods and services to Australia dropped by 1 percent month-over-month to AUD 33.45 billion in August 2021, as domestic demand moderated amid lockdown measures to curb rising cases of the Delta strain in some states. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods shrank 7 percent to AUD 11.91 billion, mainly led by other parts for capital goods (-43 percent). In addition, imports of capital goods also fell 4 percent to AUD 6.76 billion, weighed down by driven by capital goods n.e.s (-36b percent). By contrast, purchases of consumption goods rose 4 percent to AUD 9.80 billion, led by non-industrial transport equipment which recorded a historic high coinciding with strong demand for passenger vehicles. Also, imports of services rose by 1 percent to AUD 4.39 billion, driven by transport (3 percent) and travel (13 percent).
2021-10-05

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).

Australia Imports by Country Last Previous
China 8085039.94 8536226.95 AUD THO Oct/21
United States 2602316.43 2844158.47 AUD THO Oct/21
Japan 1391654.63 1417420.79 AUD THO Oct/21
Malaysia 1253278.92 1016688.46 AUD THO Oct/21
Singapore 1211009.64 1150715.67 AUD THO Oct/21
Thailand 1179446.09 1192702.29 AUD THO Oct/21
South Korea 1118841.38 1023160.86 AUD THO Oct/21
Germany 1002913.76 1269733.53 AUD THO Oct/21
India 740123.24 623665.43 AUD THO Oct/21
Netherlands 673753.18 209913.31 AUD THO Oct/21
Taiwan 635618.77 662346.78 AUD THO Oct/21
Vietnam 605119.63 553880.75 AUD THO Oct/21
New Zealand 546120.18 582291.98 AUD THO Oct/21
Italy 502954.67 709674.46 AUD THO Oct/21
United Kingdom 489598.25 512551.95 AUD THO Oct/21
France 464362.86 498415.16 AUD THO Oct/21
Belgium 441562.01 460333.09 AUD THO Oct/21
Indonesia 385122.38 465884.77 AUD THO Oct/21
Spain 302160.16 249880.68 AUD THO Oct/21
Mexico 271576.21 188173.70 AUD THO Oct/21
Australia Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 10850.00 11214.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles 4345.00 4517.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 3956.00 4186.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Fuels & Lubricants 3258.00 2739.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Chemicals & Rel. Products 3124.00 3365.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Manufactured Goods 3097.00 3307.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Consumption Goods Nes 2996.00 3111.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Machinery & Industrial Equipment 2135.00 2376.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Textiles Clothing & Footwear 1681.00 1787.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Services, Shipment 1657.00 1608.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Non-industrial Transport Equipme 1655.00 1589.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles, Nes 1610.00 1628.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 1424.00 1493.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Telecommunications Equipment 1317.00 1268.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Food & Live Animals 1303.00 1346.00 AUD Million Oct/21
ADP Equipment 1128.00 1165.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Parts For Transport Equipment 1127.00 1161.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Indust.transport Equip.nes 1023.00 1156.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Apparel & Clothing Access Articles 923.00 974.00 AUD Million Oct/21
Manufactures of Metals 864.00 970.00 AUD Million Oct/21

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