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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Sep 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/10/2013   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

July 2013
August 2013
September 2013
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
895
990
943
Beverages and tobacco
191
223
246
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
225
198
210
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 780
3 305
3 693
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
48
41
60
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 213
2 133
1 929
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 300
2 620
2 460
Machinery and transport equipment
8 434
8 274
7 939
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 994
3 008
2 918
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
963
908
868
TOTAL
22 042
21 699
21 267





SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, September 2013 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $21,267m, a decrease of $432m (2%) on the revised August 2013 merchandise imports of $21,699m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $997m (4%) between August and September 2013.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits fell $319m (1%) between August and September 2013 to $22,213m. Consumption goods fell $213m (3%), driven by non–industrial transport equipment, down $166m (9%). Capital goods fell $174m (3%) and non–monetary gold fell $148m (29%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $216m (2%).


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
October 2013 20 November 2013
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



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Olivia Lam on Canberra (02) 6252 7406.


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