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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Apr 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/05/2012   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
735
719
712
Beverages and tobacco
146
134
147
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
180
188
255
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 208
3 920
3 241
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
39
58
45
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 854
2 212
1 944
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 895
1 846
1 951
Machinery and transport equipment
6 759
8 617
7 503
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 097
2 241
2 139
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
993
858
876
TOTAL
17 904
20 793
18 814





APRIL KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the April 2012 merchandise imports were $18,814m, a decrease of $1,979m (10%) on the March 2012 merchandise imports of $20,793m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $1,039m (5%) between March 2012 and April 2012. In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits fell $318m (1%) from $21,245m in March 2012 to $20,927m in April 2012. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $453m (5%), driven by the fuels and lubricants component, down $701m (19%). Capital goods rose $103m (2%) and consumption goods rose $75m (1%). Non-monetary gold fell $43m (10%).
  • The March quarter 2012 issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0) and the April 2012 issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0) will include goods debits estimates that have been revised since the March 2012 issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia which was released on 8 May 2012. These revisions reflect information recently obtained after the release of this issue.


REVISIONS
  • Revisions have been made to the previous six months to incorporate the latest administrative data relating to international merchandise trade.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2012 20 June 2012
June 2012 17 July 2012
July 2012 20 August 2012
August 2012 18 September 2012
September 2012 18 October 2012
October 2012 20 November 2012



INQUIRIES

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