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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Oct 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/11/2013   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

August 2013
September 2013
October 2013
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
990
943
1 096
Beverages and tobacco
223
245
268
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
198
210
219
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 296
3 686
3 854
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
41
60
53
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 133
1 927
2 205
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 620
2 460
2 428
Machinery and transport equipment
8 272
7 935
8 205
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
3 007
2 918
3 054
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
908
868
886
TOTAL
21 687
21 252
22 268





OCTOBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, October 2013 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $22,268m, an increase of $1,016m (5%) on the revised September 2013 merchandise imports of $21,252m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $1,716m (8%) between September and October 2013.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $186m (1%) between September and October 2013 to $22,317m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $85m (1%), consumption goods rose $78m (1%), capital goods rose $23m and non-monetary gold rose $1m.


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
November 2013 17 December 2013
December 2013 16 January 2014
January 2014 18 February 2014
February 2014 18 March 2014
March 2014 17 April 2014
April 2014 19 May 2014



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