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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Dec 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/01/2016  Final
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

October 2015
November 2015
December 2015
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
1 259
1 220
1 235
Beverages and tobacco
341
310
331
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
361
248
227
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 317
2 094
2 251
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
58
48
64
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 373
2 288
2 158
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
3 011
2 551
2 390
Machinery and transport equipment
9 675
10 214
9 315
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
3 889
3 709
3 262
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
908
990
685
TOTAL
24 191
23 671
21 918





DECEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

  • In original terms, December 2015 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $21,918m, a decrease of $1,753m (7%) on the revised November 2015 merchandise imports of $23,671m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $1,440m (6%) to $22,934m between November and December 2015.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits fell $449m (2%) between November and December 2015 to $22,544m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $327m (4%), Capital goods fell $173m (3%) and consumption goods fell $57m (1%). Non-monetary gold rose $108m (39%).


REVISIONS
  • Revisions on an international merchandise trade basis have been applied back to June 2015.
  • The preliminary balance of payments debits estimates incorporate the latest available data.


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