In seasonally adjusted term, exports of goods and services rose AUD 125 million to AUD 26,620 million from AUD 26,495 a month ago. In June, sales of rural goods increased AUD 135 million to AUD 3,332 million due to rise of shipments of other rural (up 9 percent to AUD 130 million). Exports of non-rural goods fell AUD 116 million to AUD 17,248 million with metal ores and minerals (down 7 percent) and transport equipment (down 14 percent) declining the most. Partly offseting the fall were sales of other mineral fuels (up 14 percent) and metal excluding non-monetary gold (up 26 percent). Shipments of non-monetary gold rose AUD 68 million and net exports of goods under merchanting rose by 100 percent to AUD 1 million .
Imports of goods and services fell AUD 235 million to AUD 28,302 million from AUD 28,537 million in a month earlier. Purchasing of consumption goods fell AUD 85 million to AUD 6,890 million; mostly contributing to the decline were food and beverages, consumption goods and non-industrial transport equipment (down by 2 percent). Inbound shipments of capital goods fell AUD 174 million due to, among other, a fall in civil aircraft and confidentialised items (down 14 percent) and telecommunication equipment (down 9 percent). Imports of non-monetary gold decreased AUD 14 million to AUD 332 million. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose AUD 10 million and imports of services increased AUD 29 million.