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

Imports to Australia were virtually unchanged at an all-time high of AUD 34.96 billion in August 2018. Purchases of consumption goods were flat at AUD 8.64 billion, as an increase in food & beverages, non-industrial transport equipment and textiles, clothing & footwear offset a decline in toys, books & leisure goods and household electrical items. Meanwhile, imports of capital goods grew 9 percent to AUD 6.77 billion, led by civil aircraft & confidentialised items (169 percent), telecommunications equipment (12 percent), ADP equipment (6 percent), and machinery & industrial equipment (3 percent). Arrivals of intermediate & other merchandise goods fell 2 percent to AUD 11.04 billion, due to a drop in fuels & lubricants (-11 percent), iron & steel (-24 percent) and parts for transport equipment (-2 percent). Imports of services increased 1 percent to AUD 8.09 billion, led by travel (2 percent), transport (1 percent) and other services (1 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 11476.97 AUD Million from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 34958 AUD Million in August of 2018 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-02 01:30 AM Imports MoM -1% 3.4%
2018-09-06 01:30 AM Imports MoM 0% -0.8%
2018-10-04 01:30 AM Imports MoM 0% 0.7%
2018-11-02 12:30 AM Imports MoM 0%
2018-12-07 12:30 AM Imports MoM


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1604.00 1548.00 4510.00 -4214.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 36562.00 36377.00 36701.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 34958.00 34828.00 34958.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -13472.00 -11678.00 277.00 -22497.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -1.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
External Debt 2045588.00 2005834.00 2045588.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 87.70 89.10 106.40 47.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 60499.00 64825.00 64825.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 12538.00 7111.00 25377.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 774400.00 646700.00 1015000.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.70 72.80 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 279.00 272.00 781.00 243.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34958.00 34828.00 34958.00 393.00 1971 - 2018 AUD Million Monthly
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