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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Mar 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/04/2010   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
644
627
735
Beverages and tobacco
121
102
139
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
162
140
176
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
1 999
2 160
2 416
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
36
32
35
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 633
1 728
2 066
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 892
1 740
1 967
Machinery and transport equipment
5 790
5 894
7 205
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 136
2 090
2 054
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
957
763
1 262
TOTAL
15 371
15 276
18 055





MARCH KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the March 2010 merchandise imports were $18,055m, an increase of $2,779m (18%) on the revised February 2009 merchandise imports of $15,276m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods imports (debits) on a balance of payments basis increased by $676m (4%) in seasonally adjusted terms from $17,026m in February 2010 to $17,702m in March 2010. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $694m (10%) with the other merchandise goods component up $282m and the fuels and lubricants component up $263m (13%). Non-monetary gold rose $128m (27%), capital goods rose $64m (2%) while consumption goods fell $210m (4%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2010 19 May 2010
May 2010 21 June 2010
June 2010 19 July 2010
July 2010 19 August 2010
August 2010 16 September 2010
September 2010 20 October 2010



INQUIRIES

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