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5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Apr 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/06/2013   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Feb 2013
Mar 2013
Apr 2013
Mar 13 to Apr 13
$m
$m
$m
% change

BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
Trend estimates
–191
172
445
159
Seasonally adjusted
203
555
28
–95
CREDITS (Exports of goods and services)
Trend estimates
25 350
25 537
25 648
Seasonally adjusted
25 635
25 721
25 419
–1
DEBITS (Imports of goods and services)
Trend estimates
25 541
25 365
25 204
–1
Seasonally adjusted
25 432
25 166
25 391
1

– nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Balance on Goods and Services
Graph: This graph shows the Balance on Goods and Services for the Trend and Seasonally adjusted series



APRIL KEY POINTS


BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
  • In trend terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $445m in April 2013, an increase of $273m (159%) on the surplus in March 2013.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $28m in April 2013, a decrease of $527m (95%) on the surplus in March 2013.


CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits fell $302m (1%) to $25,419m. Non–rural goods fell $463m (3%) and net exports of goods under merchanting fell $7m (37%). Non–monetary gold rose $138m (12%) and rural goods rose $64m (2%). Services credits fell $34m (1%).


DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits rose $225m (1%) to $25,391m. Capital goods rose $733m (16%) and non–monetary gold rose $67m (18%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $354m (4%) and consumption goods fell $327m (6%). Services debits rose $107m (2%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2013 3 July 2013
June 2013 6 August 2013
July 2013 5 September 2013
August 2013 2 October 2013
September 2013 6 November 2013
October 2013 5 December 2013



REVISIONS

Since the previous issue of this publication revisions have been made to align with the data published in the March quarter 2013 issues of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0) and Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0). On an international merchandise trade basis, exports and imports have been revised back to October 2012. On a balance of payments basis goods and services have been revised back to April 2012.

See the Revisions section for details.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Changes in this issue:
  • Australia's major trading partners
  • Changes to country groupings.

See the Changes in this issue section for details.


VALUE ADJUSTMENTS

Adjustments have been made to the value of the 'metal ores and minerals' and 'capital goods n.e.s.' components in the balance of payments series.

See the Value adjustments section for details.


RELATED RELEASES

See the Related releases section for details.


INQUIRIES

For further information contact Val Tot on Canberra (02) 62525540 for Goods, and Lauren Binns on Hobart (03) 6222 5926 for Services.


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