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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Nov 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/12/2013   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

September 2013
October 2013
November 2013
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
943
1 095
1 016
Beverages and tobacco
245
267
265
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
210
219
186
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 677
3 801
4 008
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
60
53
50
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 926
2 206
2 058
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 445
2 404
2 371
Machinery and transport equipment
7 949
8 226
8 220
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 918
3 053
2 940
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
868
886
669
TOTAL
21 240
22 210
21 784





NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, November 2013 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $21,784m, a fall of $426m (2%) on the revised October 2013 merchandise imports of $22,210m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $574m (2%) between October and November 2013.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits fell $103m between October and November 2013 to $22,065m. Consumption goods fell $131m (2%) and non-monetary gold fell $42m (12%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods remain steady at $9,632m. Capital goods rose $70m (1%).


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
December 2013 16 January 2014
January 2014 18 February 2014
February 2014 18 March 2014
March 2014 17 April 2014
April 2014 19 May 2014
May 2014 17 June 2014



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