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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Apr 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/05/2013   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

February 2013
March 2013
April 2013
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
779
800
737
Beverages and tobacco
142
164
169
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
177
152
208
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 384
3 335
3 403
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
39
32
47
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.
1 907
2 017
1 927
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 941
2 019
1 930
Machinery and transport equipment
6 564
6 987
7 114
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 375
2 021
2 227
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
509
553
926
TOTAL
17 818
18 080
18 687





APRIL KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, April 2013 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $18,687m, an increase of $607m (3%) on the revised March 2013 merchandise imports of $18,080m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $789m (4%) between March and April 2013.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $118m (1%) between March and April 2013 to $20,017m. Capital goods rose $733m (16%), with civil aircraft and confidentialised items up $303m (167%) and capital goods n.e.s. up $254m (29%). Non–monetary gold rose $67m (18%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $354m (4%) and consumption goods fell $327m (6%).


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
May 2013 19 June 2013
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



INQUIRIES

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