5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Sep 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/11/2018   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jul 2018
Aug 2018
Sep 2018
Aug 18 to Sep 18
$m
$m
$m
% change

BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
Trend estimates
2 072
2 399
2 707
13
Seasonally adjusted
1 907
2 342
3 017
29
CREDITS (Exports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
36 783
37 172
37 499
1
Seasonally adjusted
36 753
37 213
37 496
1
DEBITS (Imports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
34 711
34 773
34 793
-
Seasonally adjusted
34 845
34 871
34 479
-1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Balance on Goods and Services
Graph: This graph shows the Balance on Goods and Services for the Trend and Seasonally adjusted series



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
  • In trend terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $2,707m in September 2018, an increase of $308m on the surplus in August 2018.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $3,017m in September 2018, an increase of $675m on the surplus in August 2018.


CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits rose $283m (1%) to $37,496m. Non-rural goods rose $678m (3%), rural goods rose $33m (1%) and net exports of goods under merchanting rose $1m (6%). Non-monetary gold fell $525m (26%). Services credits rose $96m (1%).


DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits fell $392m (1%) to $34,479m. Capital goods fell $607m (9%) and non-monetary gold fell $59m (14%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $210m (2%) and consumption goods rose $53m (1%). Services debits rose $11m.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2018 6 December 2018
November 2018 8 January 2019
December 2018 5 February 2019
January 2019 7 March 2019
February 2019 3 April 2019
March 2019 7 May 2019


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INQUIRIES

For further information contact Balance of Payments at <balance.of.payments@abs.gov.au> for goods, and International Trade in Services at <trade.services@abs.gov.au> for services.