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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Apr 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/05/2015   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
953
1 021
1 050
Beverages and tobacco
204
253
217
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
261
328
231
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 349
2 407
2 682
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
43
48
56
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 123
2 430
2 314
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 702
2 485
2 511
Machinery and transport equipment
7 153
8 202
9 511
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
3 217
2 914
2 887
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
935
1 025
590
TOTAL
19 938
21 113
22 049





APRIL KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, April 2015 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $22,049m, an increase of $936m (4%) on the revised March 2015 merchandise imports of $21,113m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS

Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $507m (2%) between March and April 2015.

In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $1,145m (5%) between March and April 2015 to $23,695m. The components driving this rise were:
  • capital goods, up $546m (10%), driven by machinery and industrial equipment, up $1,232m (69%)
  • intermediate and other merchandise goods, up $375m (4%), driven by fuels and lubricants, up $449m (19%)
  • consumption goods, up $314m (4%), driven by non-industrial transport equipment, up $285 (18%).
Partly offsetting these rises was the non-monetary gold component, down $90m (24%).


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
May 2015 18 June 2015
June 2015 16 July 2015
July 2015 19 August 2015
August 2015 16 September 2015
September 2015 20 October 2015
October 2015 18 November 2015



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