Between January and February 2017, goods and services credits rose AUD 0.47 billion (1 percent) to AUD 32.41 billion. Non-monetary gold went up AUD 0.35 billion (33 percent) and non-rural goods increased by AUD 0.24 billion (1 percent). In contrast, rural goods fell AUD 0.2 billion (-5 percent). Net exports of goods under merchanting remained steady at AUD 41 million. Services credits rose AUD 76 million (1 percent).
Goods and services debits fell AUD 1.60 billion (-5 percent) to AUD 28.83 billion. Consumption goods declined by AUD 0.86 billion (-10 percent). Also, intermediate and other merchandise goods fell AUD 0.8 billion (-9 percent). In contrast, capital goods rose AUD 77 million (1 percent) and non-monetary gold rose AUD 2 million. Services debits fell AUD 28million.