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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Apr 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/05/2004   
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KEY FIGURES


Feb
Mar
Apr
2004
2004
2004
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
353
428
398
Beverages and tobacco
61
71
75
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
132
161
154
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
885
958
995
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
24
38
29
Chemicals and related products n.e.s.
1,198
1,415
1,394
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1,134
1,352
1,348
Machinery and transport equipment
4,078
5,183
4,762
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1,397
1,571
1,446
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
196
242
224
Total imports
9,459
11,418
10,824



NOTES


INTRODUCTION

This publication presents statistics of Australia's merchandise imports classified according to the broadest level (1 digit sections) of the United Nations Standard International Trade Classification. The data are compiled from information submitted by importers or their agents to the Australian Customs Service.


DETAILED DATA

More detailed merchandise imports data are available through the National Information and Referral Service, by subscription to AusStats, a 24 hour Internet access service to all ABS statistics, or by tailored subscription (telephone 1300 135 070).


FURTHER INFORMATION

For more details on the classifications used and basis of compilation, see the ABS publication International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5489.0) which is accessible on the ABS website. Select Themes then International Trade then Publications.

For further information about these and related statistics, contact Siddhartha De on Canberra 02 6252 6519 or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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