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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jul 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/08/2011   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
715
738
687
Beverages and tobacco
139
112
133
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
280
224
288
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 175
3 503
3 058
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
60
40
37
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 988
1 898
2 040
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 995
2 014
2 107
Machinery and transport equipment
6 582
6 900
8 184
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 179
2 229
2 224
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
930
740
950
TOTAL
18 043
18 398
19 708





JULY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the July 2011 merchandise imports were $19,708m, an increase of $1,310m (7%) on the June 2011 merchandise imports of $18,398m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $120m (1%) between June and July 2011. In seasonally adjusted terms goods debits fell $28m from $19,409m in June 2011 to $19,381m in July 2011. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $513m (6%), driven by the fuels and lubricants component which was down $455m (13%) following a rise of $333m (11%) between May and June 2011. Consumption goods rose $166m (3%), capital goods rose $165m (4%) and non-monetary gold rose $153m (39%).
  • The June quarter 2011 issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0) and the July 2011 issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0) will include goods debits estimates that have been revised since the June 2011 issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia which was released on 3 August 2011. These revisions reflect information recently obtained.
  • Preliminary analysis shows that, in seasonally adjusted terms, the goods imports volumes was revised from 3.3% to 3.6% and the implicit price deflator was revised from 0.6% to 0.5% during the June quarter 2011.


REVISIONS
  • Revisions have been made to the previous six months to incorporate the latest administrative data relating to international merchandise trade.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2011 19 September 2011
September 2011 19 October 2011
October 2011 17 November 2011
November 2011 19 December 2011
December 2011 18 January 2012
January 2012 20 February 2012



INQUIRIES

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