Imports of goods and services to Australia jumped 5.8% mom to a fresh high of AUD 42.44 billion in May of 2022, amid robust domestic demand as the economy fully emerged from COVID-19 disruptions. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods climbed 9.0% to AUD 16.62 billion, led by fuel and lubricants (22.9%) and parts for transport equipment (4.3%); and those of consumption goods soared 5.4% to AUD 11.06 billion, largely linked to non-industrial transport equipment (18.5%) and consumption goods n.e.s. (1.4%). Also, purchases of capital goods expanded 3.2% to AUD 7.88 billion, mainly due to machinery and industrial equipment (6.5%), industrial transport equipment (4.9%), and capital goods n.e.s. (8.4%).In addition, imports of services increased 4.1% to AUD 6.29 billion, mostly driven by transport (7.5%) and other services (0.7%). source: Australian Bureau of Statistic

Imports in Australia averaged 13066.60 AUD Million from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 42437 AUD Million in May of 2022 and a record low of 0 AUD Million in May of 2022. 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 July of 2022.

Imports in Australia is expected to be 35000.00 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 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Imports



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-06-02 01:30 AM Apr -0.7% -4.6% 1.1%
2022-07-07 01:30 AM May 5.8% -0.8% 0.1%
2022-08-04 01:30 AM Jun 5.8%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 15965.00 13248.00 AUD Million May 2022
Imports 42437.00 40100.00 AUD Million May 2022
Exports 58402.00 53348.00 AUD Million May 2022

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).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
42437.00 40100.00 42437.00 393.00 1971 - 2022 AUD Million Monthly
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News Stream
Australia Imports Notch New High
Imports of goods and services to Australia jumped 5.8% mom to a fresh high of AUD 42.44 billion in May of 2022, amid robust domestic demand as the economy fully emerged from COVID-19 disruptions. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods climbed 9.0% to AUD 16.62 billion, led by fuel and lubricants (22.9%) and parts for transport equipment (4.3%); and those of consumption goods soared5.4% to AUD 11.06 billion, largely linked to non-industrial transport equipment (18.5%) and consumption goods n.e.s. (1.4%). Also, purchases of capital goods expanded 3.2% to AUD 7.88 billion, mainly due to machinery and industrial equipment (6.5%), industrial transport equipment (4.9%), and capital goods n.e.s. (8.4%).In addition, imports of services increased 4.1% to AUD 6.29 billion, mostly driven by transport (7.5%) and other services (0.7%).
2022-07-07
Australia Imports Fall 0.7% MoM
Imports of goods and services to Australia declined by 0.7% mom to AUD 39.88 billion in April of 2022, amid geopolitical risks and supply chain issues following COVID-19 outbreaks in China. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods dropped 0.8% to AUD 15.39 billion, led by processed industrial supplies n.e.s. (-12%), and parts for transport equipment (-6.2%); and those of consumption goods shrank 1.1% to AUD 10.45 billion, largely linked to non-industrial transport equipment (-20.5%). Also, purchases of capital goods fell by 1.2% to AUD 7.61 billion, mainly due to machinery and industrial equipment (-4.8%). In addition, imports of services edged down 0.1% to AUD 5.76 billion, mostly driven by transport (-1.3%).
2022-06-02
Australia Imports Plunge 5% MoM
Imports of goods and services to Australia tumbled 5.0% mom to AUD 40.14 billion in March 2021, amid mounting geopolitical risks and worsening supply chain issues following COVID-19 outbreaks in China. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods sank 4% to AUD 15.52 billion, driven by processed industrial supplies n.e.s. (-9%); and those of consumption goods sank 8% to AUD 10.55 billion, linked to consumption goods n.e.s. (-13%), textiles, clothing and footwear (-13%) and household electrical items (-15%). Also, purchases of capital goods fell by 3% to AUD 7.67 billion, due to capital goods n.e.s.(-37%). In addition, imports of services were down 1% to AUD 5.80 billion, mainly led by transport (-5%).
2022-05-05

Australia Imports by Country Last Previous
China 7917308.70 8436848.62 AUD THO Apr/22
United States 3100742.41 3881256.85 AUD THO Apr/22
South Korea 1986932.17 1988081.49 AUD THO Apr/22
Japan 1836281.68 2188332.76 AUD THO Apr/22
Malaysia 1696194.74 1335847.01 AUD THO Apr/22
Germany 1416607.50 1581312.43 AUD THO Apr/22
Thailand 1224954.26 1555737.83 AUD THO Apr/22
Singapore 1158977.78 2016181.23 AUD THO Apr/22
Taiwan 820498.20 616169.09 AUD THO Apr/22
Italy 809847.30 815150.52 AUD THO Apr/22
Vietnam 720640.61 815196.50 AUD THO Apr/22
United Kingdom 602610.31 671807.38 AUD THO Apr/22
France 521915.37 556737.99 AUD THO Apr/22
New Zealand 513263.27 608122.63 AUD THO Apr/22
India 503963.99 1144418.21 AUD THO Apr/22
Indonesia 503583.95 453954.86 AUD THO Apr/22
Switzerland 283411.53 367587.19 AUD THO Apr/22
Mexico 266156.81 327083.39 AUD THO Apr/22
Netherlands 238519.12 280633.61 AUD THO Apr/22
Canada 195411.16 229760.08 AUD THO Apr/22
Ireland 188305.09 182212.62 AUD THO Apr/22
Papua New Guinea 185940.71 182248.93 AUD THO Apr/22
Spain 182845.22 208755.13 AUD THO Apr/22
Sweden 176906.77 204542.49 AUD THO Apr/22
Belgium 149408.43 213483.81 AUD THO Apr/22
South Africa 146692.06 136424.54 AUD THO Apr/22
Russia 146643.25 266993.38 AUD THO Apr/22
Austria 144620.66 179726.52 AUD THO Apr/22
Poland 139561.39 167844.36 AUD THO Apr/22
Finland 114734.40 122993.70 AUD THO Apr/22
Denmark 104931.83 153620.56 AUD THO Apr/22
Turkey 90914.67 132375.34 AUD THO Apr/22
Hong Kong 88920.15 68576.33 AUD THO Apr/22
Argentina 88428.33 42139.62 AUD THO Apr/22
Brazil 74221.29 95576.58 AUD THO Apr/22
Czech Republic 70398.56 109755.94 AUD THO Apr/22
Hungary 70348.17 116114.20 AUD THO Apr/22
Israel 63699.65 83162.17 AUD THO Apr/22
Philippines 63294.40 94020.27 AUD THO Apr/22
Norway 44575.33 33052.45 AUD THO Apr/22
Slovakia 32168.47 63885.99 AUD THO Apr/22
Romania 29736.97 33367.22 AUD THO Apr/22
Greece 29265.56 40831.78 AUD THO Apr/22
Chile 26478.81 35502.16 AUD THO Apr/22
Portugal 20056.62 37236.61 AUD THO Apr/22
Peru 11682.09 20614.32 AUD THO Apr/22
Myanmar 6216.82 6534.33 AUD THO Apr/22
Luxembourg 3772.96 6558.91 AUD THO Apr/22
Venezuela 62.46 18.11 AUD THO Apr/22
Cambodia 56.00 58.00 AUD THO Apr/22
Australia Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 11386.00 13379.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Fuels & Lubricants 5559.00 4351.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 4707.00 5753.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Chemicals & Rel. Products 4266.00 5104.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Misc. Manufactured Articles 3998.00 4348.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Manufactured Goods 3158.00 3730.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Consumption Goods Nes 3156.00 3197.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Machinery & Industrial Equipment 2403.00 2725.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Non-industrial Transport Equipme 2126.00 2783.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Services, Shipment 1942.00 2343.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 1670.00 1821.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Textiles Clothing & Footwear 1623.00 1888.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Food & Live Animals 1439.00 1620.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Misc. Manufactured Articles, Nes 1326.00 1402.00 AUD Million Apr/22
ADP Equipment 1222.00 1277.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Indust.transport Equip.nes 1209.00 1308.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Parts For Transport Equipment 1149.00 1383.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Telecommunications Equipment 1118.00 1207.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Commodities & Transactions, Nec 1018.00 1051.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Manufactures of Metals 878.00 949.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Apparel & Clothing Access Articles 875.00 1041.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Capital Goods Nes 694.00 701.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Non-monetary Gold 672.00 602.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Household Electrical Items 651.00 658.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Fertilizers Excl. Crude 616.00 623.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Chemical Materials & Products 612.00 1012.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Toys,books & Leisure Goods 558.00 582.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Organic & Inorganic Chemicals 492.00 596.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Power Generating Machinery & Equipment 484.00 589.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Plastics 460.00 552.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Tourism Related Service 448.00 381.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Furniture & Parts Thereof 437.00 457.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Iron & Steel 408.00 486.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Rubber Manufactures 376.00 426.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Non Ferrous Metals 374.00 518.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Civil Aircraft 361.00 461.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Non Metallic Mineral Manufactures 337.00 391.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Misc. Edible Products & Preparations 317.00 344.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Crude Materials, Inedible Except Fuels 310.00 412.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Transport Eqp. Excl. Road Vehicles 276.00 751.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Organic Chemicals 271.00 359.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Beverages & Tobacco 258.00 306.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Plastics In Primary Form 236.00 304.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Inorganic Chemicals 229.00 245.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Plastics In Non Primary Form 220.00 244.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Vegetables & Fruit 209.00 280.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Beverages 208.00 254.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Services, Travel 199.00 155.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Footwear 190.00 230.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Paper & Paperboard 183.00 234.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Photographic Appar. & Optical Goods 177.00 195.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Fish & Preparations Thereof 174.00 196.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Cereals & Cereal Preparations 144.00 171.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Feeding Stuff For Animals 139.00 115.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Primary Industrial Supplies Nes 134.00 194.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Textile Yarn & Fabrics 133.00 156.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Dairy Products & Birds Eggs 127.00 147.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Cork & Wood 118.00 153.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Meat & Meat Preparations 86.00 97.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Dyeing, Tanning & Colouring Materials 85.00 125.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Crude Animal & Vegetable Materials 73.00 77.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Metal Working Machinery 70.00 86.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Parts For ADP Equipment 67.00 59.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Coal, Coke & Briquettes 64.00 31.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Animal & Vegetable Oils, Fats & Waxes 61.00 90.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Fixed Vegetable Fats & Oils 49.00 73.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Sugars, Sugar Preparations & Honey 43.00 46.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Metalliferous Ores & Metal Scrap 38.00 40.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Pulp & Waste Paper 28.00 39.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Crude Fertilizers & Minerals 21.00 67.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Crude Rubber 12.00 14.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Oil Seeds & Oleaginous Fruits 10.00 13.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Textile Fibres & Their Wastes 9.00 10.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Gas, Natural & Manufactured 6.00 57.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Animal Oils & Fats 5.00 9.00 AUD Million Apr/22
Gold Coin, Whether Or Not Legal Tender 3.00 10.00 AUD Million Apr/22

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