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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Nov 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/12/2014   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
1 055
1 179
1 007
Beverages and tobacco
275
271
262
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
308
323
223
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 608
3 397
2 895
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
47
60
62
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 054
2 153
2 013
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 516
2 650
2 366
Machinery and transport equipment
8 407
8 332
8 766
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
3 173
3 371
3 074
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 150
689
817
TOTAL
22 593
22 426
21 485





NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, November 2014 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $21,485m, a decrease of $941m (4%) on the revised October 2014 merchandise imports of $22,426m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $753m (3%) between October and November 2014.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $187m (1%) between October and November 2014 to $22,203m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $224m (2%) and consumption goods rose $131m (2%). Capital goods fell $78m (1%) and non-monetary gold fell $90m (27%).


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
December 2014 20 January 2015
January 2015 17 February 2015
February 2015 18 March 2015
March 2015 21 April 2015
April 2015 19 May 2015
May 2015 18 June 2015



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