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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Aug 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/09/2010   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
733
753
761
Beverages and tobacco
125
135
154
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
175
257
179
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 496
2 553
2 222
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
48
62
51
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 886
2 011
2 048
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 873
2 136
2 027
Machinery and transport equipment
7 206
7 228
6 971
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 263
2 354
2 473
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 099
1 247
555
TOTAL
17 904
18 736
17 441





AUGUST KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the August 2010 merchandise imports were $17,441m, a decrease of $1,295m (7%) on the July 2010 merchandise imports of $18,736m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms decreased $1,264m (7%). In seasonally adjusted terms goods debits decreased $1,215m (6%) from $18,799m in July 2010 to $17,584m in August 2010. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $1,052m (12%) with the other merchandise goods component down $457m (82%) and the fuels and lubricants component down $308m (13%). Capital goods fell $127m (3%), non–monetary gold fell $78m (22%) while consumption goods rose $42m (1%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2010 20 October 2010
October 2010 18 November 2010
November 2010 16 December 2010
December 2010 19 January 2011
January 2011 17 February 2011
February 2011 21 March 2011



INQUIRIES

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