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

Imports to Australia were unchanged on the month at AUD 33.21 billion in April of 2018. Purchases of consumption goods declined 2 percent to AUD 8.46 billion, mostly due to non-industrial transport equipment (-6 pct), consumption goods n.e.s (-1 pct); textiles (-2 pct); and food and beverages, mainly for consumption (-2 pct). Also, imports of non-monetary gold tumbled 15 percent to AUD 608 million. On the other hand, purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods increased 1 percent to AUD 10.45 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (4 pct); and primary industrial supplier n.e.s (68 pct). In addition, inbound shipments of capital goods rose 2 percent to AUD 6.22 billion, led by civil aircraft and confidentialised items (32 percent). At the same time, imports of services grew by 1 percent to AUD 7.48 billion, due to travel purchases (1 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 11305.01 AUD Million from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 34143 AUD Million in December of 2017 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-05 01:30 AM Imports MoM 0% -2.4%
2018-05-03 01:30 AM Imports MoM 1% 0.2%
2018-06-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM 0% 0.7%
2018-07-04 01:30 AM Imports MoM 0%
2018-08-03 01:30 AM Imports MoM
2018-09-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 977.00 1731.00 4574.00 -4269.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 34188.00 34951.00 34951.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 33211.00 33220.00 34143.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -10469.00 -14661.00 277.00 -22594.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -1.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
External Debt 2005834.00 1941517.00 2005834.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 89.10 86.70 106.40 47.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 60499.00 64825.00 64825.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 7339.00 16999.00 26186.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 679700.00 872400.00 1010600.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 72.80 72.80 79.85 72.80 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 289.00 283.00 781.00 243.00 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
33211.00 33220.00 34143.00 393.00 1971 - 2018 AUD Million Monthly
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