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5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Apr 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2015   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Feb 2015
Mar 2015
Apr 2015
Mar 15 to Apr 15
$m
$m
$m
% change

BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
Trend estimates
-1 366
-1 591
-1 883
-18
Seasonally adjusted
-1 591
-1 231
-3 888
-216
CREDITS (Exports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
27 127
26 958
26 726
-1
Seasonally adjusted
27 642
27 220
25 659
-6
DEBITS (Imports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
28 493
28 549
28 609
-
Seasonally adjusted
29 233
28 451
29 547
4

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Balance on Goods and Services
Graph: This graph shows the Balance on Goods and Services for the Trend and Seasonally adjusted series



APRIL KEY POINTS


BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
  • In trend terms, the balance on goods and services was a deficit of $1,883m in April 2015, an increase of $292m (18%) on the deficit in March 2015.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a deficit of $3,888m in April 2015, an increase of $2,657m (216%) on the deficit in March 2015.


CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits fell $1,561m (6%) to $25,659m. Non-rural goods fell $1,271m (8%) partly driven by coal, coke and briquettes, down $859m (22%) as a result of the temporary closure of ports due to severe weather conditions. Non-monetary gold fell $306m (22%), rural goods fell $31m (1%) and net exports of goods under merchanting fell $5m (15%). Services credits rose $52m (1%).


DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits rose $1,096m (4%) to $29,547m. Capital goods rose $546m (10%) driven by imports of machinery and industrial equipment, up $1,232m (69%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $371m (4%) and consumption goods rose $314m (4%). Non-monetary gold fell $91m (24%). Services debits fell $43m (1%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2015 2 July 2015
June 2015 4 August 2015
July 2015 3 September 2015
August 2015 6 October 2015
September 2015 4 November 2015
October 2015 3 December 2015



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INQUIRIES

For further information contact Balance of Payments on Canberra (02) 62525540 for Goods, and International Trade in Services on Hobart (03) 6222 5926 for Services.


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