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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, May 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/06/2013   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
800
737
830
Beverages and tobacco
164
168
164
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
152
208
241
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 318
3 357
3 646
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
32
47
37
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
2 018
1 922
2 132
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 019
1 929
2 277
Machinery and transport equipment
6 985
7 108
7 575
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 020
2 222
2 447
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
550
926
758
TOTAL
18 059
18 623
20 106





MAY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, May 2013 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $20,106m, an increase of $1,483m (8%) on the revised April 2013 merchandise imports of $18,623m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $1,120m (6%) between April and May 2013.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $403m (2%) between April and May 2013 to $20,437m. Consumption goods rose $357m (7%) with consumption goods n.e.s., up $209m (12%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $351m (4%). Capital goods fell $290m (5%) and non–monetary gold fell $15m (3%).


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
June 2013 17 July 2013
July 2013 20 August 2013
August 2013 17 September 2013
September 2013 17 October 2013
October 2013 20 November 2013
November 2013 17 December 2013



INQUIRIES

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