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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Apr 2014 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/05/2014   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

February 2014
March 2014
April 2014
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
946
874
924
Beverages and tobacco
205
188
211
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
201
287
195
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 746
3 087
3 176
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
33
60
36
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 925
2 266
2 274
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 082
2 078
2 441
Machinery and transport equipment
7 413
7 423
7 368
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 589
2 591
2 778
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 010
865
824
TOTAL
20 151
19 720
20 226





APRIL KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, April 2014 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $20,226m, a rise of $506m (3%) on the revised March 2014 merchandise imports of $19,720m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $702m (3%) between March and April 2014.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $510m (2%) between March and April 2014 to $22,683m. Capital goods rose $398m (8%) and consumption goods rose $192m (3%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $72m (1%) and non-monetary gold fell $6m (2%).


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
May 2014 17 June 2014
June 2014 17 July 2014
July 2014 19 August 2014
August 2014 17 September 2014
September 2014 21 October 2014
October 2014 18 November 2014





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