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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Feb 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/03/2015   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
1 220
1 073
953
Beverages and tobacco
273
198
203
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
228
265
261
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 806
2 431
2 424
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
44
50
43
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 978
2 062
2 120
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 316
2 677
2 704
Machinery and transport equipment
8 618
7 672
7 161
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 960
3 116
3 218
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
846
1 117
931
TOTAL
21 289
20 661
20 019





FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, February 2015 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $20,019m, a decrease of $642m (3%) on the revised January 2015 merchandise imports of $20,661m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $802m (4%) between January and February 2015.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $454m (2%) between January and February 2015 to $23,334m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $284m (3%), consumption goods rose $192m (3%) and non–monetary gold rose $96m (36%). Capital goods fell $117m (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
March 2015 21 April 2015
April 2015 19 May 2015
May 2015 18 June 2015
June 2015 16 July 2015
July 2015 19 August 2015
August 2015 16 September 2015



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