Imports of goods and services to Australia grew by 3 percent month-over-month to an 18-month high of AUD 33.83 billion in July 2021, amid robust domestic demand following an acceleration in the COVID-19 vaccination drive. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods surged 15% to AUD 12.52 billion, led by other parts for capital goods (81 percent) and processed industrial supplies n.e.s. (8 percent). By contrast, purchases of consumption goods were down 3 percent to AUD 9.37 billion, due to textiles, clothing, and footwear (-4 percent); consumption goods n.e.s (-4 percent); and household electrical items (-9 percent). Also, imports of capital goods fell 1 percent to AUD 7.17 billion, weighed down by machinery and industrial equipment (-5 percent), and industrial transport equipment n.e.s. (-19 percent). In addition, purchases of services declined by 2 percent to AUD 4.34 billion, mainly driven by travel (-37 percent). source: Australian Bureau of Statistic

Imports in Australia averaged 12728.70 AUD Million from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 36217 AUD Million in September of 2019 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 September of 2021.

Imports in Australia is expected to be 32500.00 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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
33834.00 32747.00 36217.00 393.00 1971 - 2021 AUD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-03 01:30 AM Apr -3% 4.5% 3%
2021-07-01 01:30 AM May 3% -2.7%
2021-08-05 01:30 AM Jun 1% 2.9% -1%
2021-09-02 01:30 AM Jul 3% 1% 0.7%


News Stream
Australia Imports Climb to 18-Month High
Imports of goods and services to Australia grew by 3 percent month-over-month to an 18-month high of AUD 33.83 billion in July 2021, buoyed by robust domestic demand following an acceleration in the COVID-19 vaccination drive. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods surged 15% to AUD 12.52 billion, led by other parts for capital goods (81 percent) and processed industrial supplies n.e.s. (8 percent). By contrast, purchases of consumption goods were down 3 percent to AUD 9.37 billion, due to textiles, clothing, and footwear (-4 percent); consumption goods n.e.s (-4 percent); and household electrical items (-9 percent). Also, imports of capital goods fell 1 percent to AUD 7.17 billion, weighed down by machinery and industrial equipment (-5 percent), and industrial transport equipment n.e.s. (-19 percent). In addition, purchases of services declined by 2 percent to AUD 4.34 billion, mainly driven by travel (-37 percent).
2021-09-02
Australia Imports Rise 1% MoM
Imports of goods and services to Australia gained 1 percent from the previous month to AUD 32.84 billion in June 2021, as domestic demand recovered amid an ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive. Purchases of capital goods soared 7 percent to AUD 7.22 billion, boosted by machinery and industrial equipment (7 percent), industrial transport equipment n.e.s. (36 percent), and civil aircraft and confidentialised items (24 percent). Also, arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods edged up 1%, mainly led by fuels and lubricants (20 percent), and organic and inorganic chemicals (3 percent). In addition, imports of services rose by 1 percent to AUD 4.48 billion, mainly driven by transport (4 percent). By contrast, purchases of consumption goods fell by 1 percent to AUD 9.74 billion, due to textiles, clothing, and footwear (-3 percent); consumption goods n.e.s (-1 percent); food and beverages (-1 percent); and household electrical items (-1 percent).
2021-08-05
Australia Imports Rise 3% MoM
Imports of goods and services to Australia gained 3 percent from the previous month to AUD 32.55 billion in May 2021, as domestic demand strengthened following an easing of COVID-19 restrictions in some states. Arrivals of consumption goods were up by 1 percent to AUD 9.82 billion, due to textiles, clothing and footwear; food and beverages; consumption goods n.e.s; and household electrical items. In addition, purchases of capital goods rose 3 percent to USD 6.71 billion, led by higher purchases of machinery and industrial equipment, ADP equipment, and capital goods n.e.s. Meanwhile, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 1 percent to AUD 10.79 billion, mainly driven by parts for transport equipment, and other parts for capital goods. Also, purchases of services increased 5 percent to AUD 4.34 billion, mainly boosted by transport.
2021-07-01
Australia Imports Plunge 3% in April
Imports of goods and services to Australia tumbled 3 percent from the previous month to AUD 31.74 billion in April 2021, as domestic demand weakened following the latest COVID-19 outbreak in some states. Imports of consumption goods were down by 5 percent to AUD 9.59 billion, due to textiles, clothing and footwear; food and beverages; and consumption goods n.e.s. At the same time, imports of capital goods fell 5 percent to USD 6.54 billion, due to lower purchases of machinery and industrial equipment, industrial transport equipment and capital goods n.e.s. Meanwhile, purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 1 percent to AUD 10.83 billion, mainly driven by processed industrial supplies, fuels and lubricants, and primary industrial supplies n.e.s. Also, imports of services increased 2 percent to AUD 4.25 billion.
2021-06-03

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 7163235.70 6803406.34 AUD THO Jul/21
United States 2805816.00 2915443.66 AUD THO Jul/21
Japan 1817366.60 1747183.85 AUD THO Jul/21
Netherlands 1556039.38 244312.70 AUD THO Jul/21
Thailand 1265823.58 1350031.40 AUD THO Jul/21
Germany 1181034.77 1324769.00 AUD THO Jul/21
Singapore 1054345.97 1098672.69 AUD THO Jul/21
South Korea 1004616.05 1123335.87 AUD THO Jul/21
Malaysia 990313.23 1344309.31 AUD THO Jul/21
India 675329.30 511234.66 AUD THO Jul/21
Italy 648288.53 702161.65 AUD THO Jul/21
Taiwan 609236.49 488653.59 AUD THO Jul/21
New Zealand 593940.04 625778.20 AUD THO Jul/21
United Kingdom 588107.37 647330.42 AUD THO Jul/21
Vietnam 565661.42 533380.89 AUD THO Jul/21
France 499168.58 474478.24 AUD THO Jul/21
Mexico 417091.73 287749.24 AUD THO Jul/21
Switzerland 283994.18 400346.43 AUD THO Jul/21
Indonesia 269352.18 387553.38 AUD THO Jul/21
Belgium 267976.98 224850.66 AUD THO Jul/21
Australia Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 12349.00 12239.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles 4156.00 3919.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 3646.00 3485.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Fuels & Lubricants 3081.00 2735.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Manufactured Goods 3056.00 2922.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Consumption Goods Nes 2954.00 2853.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Chemicals & Rel. Products 2848.00 2856.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Non-industrial Transport Equipme 2354.00 2503.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Machinery & Industrial Equipment 2321.00 2619.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Textiles Clothing & Footwear 1708.00 1605.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles, Nes 1377.00 1264.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Food & Live Animals 1331.00 1310.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Services, Shipment 1307.00 1280.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Parts For Transport Equipment 1287.00 1207.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Indust.transport Equip.nes 1172.00 1463.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 1148.00 1103.00 AUD Million Jul/21
ADP Equipment 1113.00 1065.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Capital Goods Nes 1038.00 1003.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Telecommunications Equipment 967.00 894.00 AUD Million Jul/21
Apparel & Clothing Access Articles 926.00 863.00 AUD Million Jul/21

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