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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Sep 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/10/2009   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

July 2009
August 2009
September 2009
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
817
680
763
Beverages and tobacco
137
138
180
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
137
181
159
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 496
1 899
2 334
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
49
53
52
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 932
1 652
1 742
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 775
1 722
1 882
Machinery and transport equipment
6 452
5 826
6 886
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 372
2 284
2 418
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
547
1 055
1 221
TOTAL
16 715
15 491
17 637




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the September 2009 merchandise imports were $17,637m, an increase of $2,146m (14%) on the revised August 2009 merchandise imports of $15,491m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods imports (debits) on a balance of payments basis increased by $1,033m (6%) in seasonally adjusted terms from $16,185m in August 2009 to $17,218m in September 2009. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $656m (10%) with fuels and lubricants up $448m (25%), non-monetary gold rose $182m (33%), consumption goods rose $123m (2%) and capital goods rose $74m (2%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2009 18 November 2009
November 2009 17 December 2009
December 2009 19 January 2010
January 2010 18 February 2010
February 2010 18 March 2010
March 2010 21 April 2010



INQUIRIES

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