Exports of goods and services from Australia soared 4 percent from a month earlier to a new high of AUD 48.52 billion in August 2021, amid solid overseas demand in the aftermath of COVID-19 disruptions and rising commodity prices. Sales of non-rural goods rose by 3 percent to AUD 35.86 billion, driven by coal, coke, and briquettes (13 percent), and other mineral fuels (16 percent). Also, exports of rural goods climbed 11 percent to AUD 5.42 billion, led by meat and meat preparations (7 percent), cereal grains and cereal preparations (17 percent), and wool and sheepskins (59 percent). In addition, shipments of non-monetary gold were up 17 percent to AUD 2.43 billion. By contrast, net exports of goods under merchanting fell by AUD 3 million to AUD 34 million. Additionally, exports of services shrank 3 percent to AUD 4.77 billion, dragged down by travel (-9 percent). source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Exports in Australia averaged 12661.31 AUD Million from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 48524 AUD Million in August of 2021 and a record low of 435 AUD Million in October of 1971. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Exports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Exports in Australia is expected to be 41000.00 AUD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Exports is projected to trend around 42000.00 AUD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Exports


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-01 01:30 AM May 6% 3.3%
2021-08-05 01:30 AM Jun 4% 4.5% -2%
2021-09-02 01:30 AM Jul 5% 4.1% 2.3%
2021-10-05 12:30 AM Aug 4% 4.9%


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Australia Exports Surge to Fresh Record
Exports of goods and services from Australia soared 4 percent from a month earlier to a new high of AUD 48.52 billion in August 2021, amid solid overseas demand in the aftermath of COVID-19 disruptions and rising commodity prices. Sales of non-rural goods rose by 3 percent to AUD 35.86 billion, driven by coal, coke, and briquettes (13 percent), and other mineral fuels (16 percent). Also, exports of rural goods climbed 11 percent to AUD 5.42 billion, led by meat and meat preparations (7 percent), cereal grains and cereal preparations (17 percent), and wool and sheepskins (59 percent). In addition, shipments of non-monetary gold were up 17 percent to AUD 2.43 billion. By contrast, net exports of goods under merchanting fell by AUD 3 million to AUD 34 million. Additionally, exports of services shrank 3 percent to AUD 4.77 billion, dragged down by travel (-9 percent).
2021-10-05
Australia Exports Largest on Record
Exports of goods and services from Australia soared 5 percent from a month earlier to a new peak of AUD 45.95 billion in July 2021, amid solid overseas demand in the aftermath of COVID-19 disruptions and rising commodity prices. Sales of non-rural goods jumped by 7 percent to AUD 34.17 billion, driven by metal ores & minerals (4 percent); coal, coke, and briquettes (16 percent), and other mineral fuels (22 percent). Also, exports of rural goods climbed 6 percent to AUD 4.98 billion, led by meat and meat preparations (8 percent), other rural (8 percent), and wool and sheepskins and other rural (12 percent). Meantime, net exports of goods under merchanting were unchanged at AUD 37 million. In contrast, shipments of non-monetary gold dropped 3 percent to AUD 2.08 billion, and those of services fell 2 percent to AUD 4.33 billion, dragged down by travel (-17 percent).
2021-09-02
Australia Exports Hit 23-Month High
Exports of goods and services from Australia surged 4 percent from a month earlier to a 23-month high of AUD 43.34 billion in June 2021, amid strengthening foreign demand in the aftermath of COVID-19 disruptions and rising commodity prices. Sales of non-rural goods grew by 2 percent to AUD 31.42 billion, driven by metal ores & minerals (2 percent); coal, coke, and briquettes (5 percent), and other mineral fuels (2 percent). Also, exports of rural goods climbed 7 percent to AUD 4.65 billion, led by meat and meat preparations (4 percent), cereal grains and cereal preparations (11 percent), wool and sheepskins (15 percent), and other rural (5 percent). In addition, sales of services went up 3 percent to AUD 5.09 billion, lifted by travel (6 percent). At the same time, shipments of non-monetary gold surged 18 percent to AUD 2.14 billion. Meantime, net exports of goods under merchanting were unchanged at AUD 37 million.
2021-08-05
Australia Exports Highest in 20 Months
Exports of goods and services from Australia surged 6 percent from a month earlier to a 20-month high of AUD 42.23 billion in May 2021, amid strengthening foreign demand in the aftermath of the coronavirus disruptions. Sales of non-rural goods jumped 7 percent to AUD 30.89 billion, driven by metal ores & minerals (11 percent), other mineral fuels (2 percent), metals (4 percent), and other non-rural (15 percent). Also, exports of rural goods advanced 6 percent to AUD 4.50 billion, led by meat and meat preparations (3 percent), cereal grains and cereal preparations (11 percent) and other rural (3 percent). In addition, sales of services went up 5 percent to AUD 4.98 billion, thanks to travel (9 percent). At the same time, shipments of non-monetary gold grew 2 percent to AUD 1.82 billion. Meantime, net exports of goods under merchanting were unchanged at AUD 37 million.
2021-07-01

Australia Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Balance of Trade 15077.00 AUD Million Aug/21 12650.00 15077.00 -4156.00
Current Account 20461.00 AUD Million Jun/21 18922.00 20461.00 -22183.00
Exports 48524.00 AUD Million Aug/21 46601.00 48524.00 435.00
Imports 33446.00 AUD Million Aug/21 33952.00 36217.00 393.00
External Debt 2150759.00 AUD Million Jun/21 2126051.00 2349546.00 147312.00
Terms of Trade 127.00 points Jun/21 114.30 127.00 47.50
Capital Flows -24448.00 AUD Million Jun/21 -15363.00 24576.00 -24448.00
Foreign Direct Investment 29274.00 AUD Million Dec/20 56423.00 91650.00 -37051.00
Tourist Arrivals 6240.00 Aug/21 18750.00 1077720.00 2250.00


Australia Exports
Rich in natural resources, Australia is a major exporter of commodities. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap account for 29 percent of total exports; coal, coke and briquettes for 15 percent; and gas for 7 percent. The country also exports: food and live animals (14 percent), mainly meat (5 percent) and cereals (4 percent); manufactured goods (6 percent), mainly non-ferrous metals (4 percent); and machinery and transport equipment (6 percent). Australia's largest export markets are China (32 percent of total exports), Japan (16 percent), South Korea (7 percent), the US (5 percent), India (4 percent), New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan (3 percent each).

Australia Exports by Country Last Previous
China 18559598.53 19406189.98 AUD THO Aug/21
Japan 6193869.88 5547152.33 AUD THO Aug/21
South Korea 3464885.72 2603921.88 AUD THO Aug/21
United States 1570525.66 1536407.46 AUD THO Aug/21
India 1538254.05 1196206.27 AUD THO Aug/21
Taiwan 1503035.57 1540218.55 AUD THO Aug/21
Singapore 1355194.91 1399966.51 AUD THO Aug/21
New Zealand 1103866.61 1002710.34 AUD THO Aug/21
Vietnam 854793.59 767467.51 AUD THO Aug/21
Indonesia 803934.64 837931.15 AUD THO Aug/21
Malaysia 672653.00 554627.25 AUD THO Aug/21
Thailand 646298.65 433395.17 AUD THO Aug/21
United Kingdom 423852.85 313357.94 AUD THO Aug/21
Philippines 343943.37 364819.94 AUD THO Aug/21
Hong Kong 246939.64 470560.55 AUD THO Aug/21
Netherlands 230764.14 244169.72 AUD THO Aug/21
Germany 222713.85 137245.17 AUD THO Aug/21
Switzerland 207005.35 363808.67 AUD THO Aug/21
Canada 206788.79 143703.92 AUD THO Aug/21
Brazil 171927.50 147596.59 AUD THO Aug/21
Australia Exports by Category Last Previous
General Merchandise 41281.00 39144.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Non-rural Goods 36321.00 35163.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Metal Ores & Minerals 18521.00 19578.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Metalliferous Ores and Metal Scrap 18337.00 19433.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Iron Ore & Concentrates 15457.00 17131.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Coal, Coke & Briquettes 5515.00 4567.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Coal - Coke and Briquettes 5450.00 4697.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Rural Goods 5237.00 5027.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Gas - Natural and Manufactured 4828.00 4431.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Services 4762.00 4627.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Services (bop Basis) 4762.00 4627.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Natural Gas, Whether Or Not Liquefied 4743.00 4290.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Food & Live Animals 4101.00 3929.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Non-monetary Gold 2434.00 2084.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Tourism Related Service 1740.00 1739.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Services, Travel 1738.00 1725.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Manufactured Goods 1736.00 1430.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Metals (excl. Non Monetary Gold) 1427.00 1125.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Meat & Meat Preparations 1422.00 1388.00 AUD Million Aug/21
Petroleum Prods. & Rel. Materials 1417.00 969.00 AUD Million Aug/21

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