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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jan 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/02/2015   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

November 2014
December 2014
January 2015
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
1 007
1 220
1 073
Beverages and tobacco
262
273
198
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
223
228
264
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 816
2 805
2 484
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
62
44
50
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 003
1 973
2 062
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 365
2 316
2 677
Machinery and transport equipment
8 762
8 537
7 673
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
3 072
2 960
3 116
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
819
846
1 145
TOTAL
21 390
21 203
20 743





JANUARY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, January 2015 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $20,743m, a decrease of $460m (2%) on the revised December 2014 merchandise imports of $21,203m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $219m (1%) between December 2014 and January 2015.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $809m (4%) between December 2014 and January 2015 to $22,659m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $338m (4%), capital goods rose $308m (6%) and consumption goods rose $192m (3%). Non-monetary gold fell $28m (10%).


REVISIONS
  • Revisions have been made to the previous six months to incorporate the latest administrative data relating to international merchandise trade.
  • The preliminary balance of payments debits estimates incorporate the latest available data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2015 18 March 2015
March 2015 21 April 2015
April 2015 19 May 2015
May 2015 18 June 2015
June 2015 16 July 2015
July 2015 19 August 2015



INQUIRIES

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