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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Feb 2014 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/03/2014   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

December 2013
January 2014
February 2014
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
958
1 017
946
Beverages and tobacco
253
200
205
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
191
198
201
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 698
3 809
3 793
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
46
50
33
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 856
2 243
1 925
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 021
2 641
2 082
Machinery and transport equipment
7 805
7 543
7 715
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 631
2 952
2 591
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 035
959
1 020
TOTAL
20 494
21 610
20 510





FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, February 2014 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $20,510m, a fall of $1,100m (5%) on the revised January 2014 merchandise imports of $21,610m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $1,592m (7%) between January and February 2014.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $321m (1%) between January and February 2014 to $22,988m. Capital goods rose $803m (16%) and non-monetary gold rose $109m (43%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $531m (5%) and consumption goods fell $58m (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
March 2014 17 April 2014
April 2014 19 May 2014
May 2014 17 June 2014
June 2014 17 July 2014
July 2014 19 August 2014
August 2014 17 September 2014



INQUIRIES

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