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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Nov 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/12/2009   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

September 2009
October 2009
November 2009
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
762
741
713
Beverages and tobacco
180
194
173
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
159
160
173
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 317
2 096
2 138
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
52
42
44
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 743
1 865
1 701
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 882
1 955
1 871
Machinery and transport equipment
6 885
6 890
7 649
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 418
2 459
2 323
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 221
1 542
750
TOTAL
17 619
17 944
17 535





NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the November 2009 merchandise imports were $17,535m, a decrease of $409m (2%) on the revised October 2009 merchandise imports of $17,944m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods imports (debits) on a balance of payments basis decreased by $565m (3%) in seasonally adjusted terms from $16,871m in October 2009 to $16,306m in November 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2009 19 January 2010
January 2010 18 February 2010
February 2010 18 March 2010
March 2010 21 April 2010
April 2010 19 May 2010
May 2010 21 June 2010



INQUIRIES

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