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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Oct 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/11/2004   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
453
465
488
Beverages and tobacco
79
88
100
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
173
168
151
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
1,038
1,234
1,276
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
36
42
27
Chemicals and related products, nes
1,385
1,498
1,422
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1,512
1,509
1,515
Machinery and transport equipment
5,422
5,810
5,706
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1,878
1,981
1,917
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
211
290
193
TOTAL
12,187
13,086
12,796




OCTOBER KEY POINTS


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 this site.


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