5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Sep 2017 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/11/2017   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jul 2017
Aug 2017
Sep 2017
Aug 17 to Sep 17
$m
$m
$m
% change

BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
Trend estimates
1 172
1 055
1 061
1
Seasonally adjusted
701
873
1 745
100
CREDITS (Exports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
32 450
32 375
32 334
-
Seasonally adjusted
32 025
32 037
32 961
3
DEBITS (Imports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
31 277
31 319
31 273
-
Seasonally adjusted
31 324
31 164
31 216
-

- 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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
  • In trend terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $1,061m in September 2017, an increase of $6m on the surplus in August 2017.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $1,745m in September 2017, an increase of $872m on the surplus in August 2017.


CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits rose $924m (3%) to $32,961m. Non-rural goods rose $599m (3%), non-monetary gold rose $217m (17%), rural goods rose $5m and net exports of goods under merchanting rose $1m (2%). Services credits rose $102m (1%).


DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits rose $52m to $31,216m. Consumption goods rose $191m (2%) and capital goods rose $58m (1%). Non-monetary gold fell $65m (14%) and intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $35m. Services debits fell $97m (1%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2017 7 December 2017
November 2017 5 January 2018
December 2017 6 February 2018
January 2018 8 March 2018
February 2018 5 April 2018
March 2018 3 May 2018



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INQUIRIES

For further information contact Balance of Payments on Canberra (02) 6252 5540 for Goods, and International Trade in Services on Hobart (03) 6222 5706 for Services.