Exports from Australia dropped by 3 percent month-over-month to AUD 40.98 billion in August 2019. Sales of non-rural goods contracted 4 percent to AUD 26.61 billion, mainly dragged down by metal ores and minerals (-10%) and coal, coke and briquettes (-4%). Also, exports of non-monetary gold tumbled 22 percent to AUD 2.14 billion. In contrast, shipments of rural goods rose 1 percent to AUD 3.78 billion, led by meat and meat preparations (5%) and other rural (3%). In addition, sales of net exports of goods under merchanting went jumped 25 percent to AUD 15 million. Sales of services grew by 1 percent to AUD 8.45 billion, mostly driven by travel (1%) and other services (1%). Exports in Australia averaged 11556.20 AUD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 42446 AUD Million in July of 2019 and a record low of 435 AUD Million in October of 1971.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-07-03 01:30 AM Exports MoM May 4% 1.6% 1%
2019-08-06 01:30 AM Exports MoM Jun 1% 4.2% 1%
2019-09-05 01:30 AM Exports MoM Jul 1% 1.4% -1%
2019-10-03 01:30 AM Exports MoM Aug -3% 0.36% 1%


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5926.00 7253.00 7947.00 -4286.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account 5853.00 -1120.00 5853.00 -22471.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.50 -3.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
Imports 35056.00 35193.00 36083.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 40982.00 42446.00 42446.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
External Debt 2139816.00 2115047.00 2139816.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.20 97.40 106.40 47.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 80891.00 55183.00 80891.00 -37051.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows -4163.00 3430.00 24576.00 -4163.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 790400.00 660300.00 1057900.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.74 68.70 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 362.00 329.00 781.00 238.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.83 3.09 3.11 0.01 [+]
Weapons Sales 38.00 98.00 158.00 2.00 USD Million [+]

Australia Exports by Country Last Previous
China 13237990.99 13435481.66 AUD THO Aug/19
Japan 5004789.71 5250332.93 AUD THO Aug/19
South Korea 2120884.39 2121738.00 AUD THO Aug/19
United Kingdom 1562378.36 2030783.19 AUD THO Aug/19
United States 1295986.69 1243226.24 AUD THO Aug/19
India 1095489.86 1197978.84 AUD THO Aug/19
Singapore 1072552.93 864372.05 AUD THO Aug/19
Taiwan 1021758.40 1090980.82 AUD THO Aug/19
New Zealand 905351.22 829550.81 AUD THO Aug/19
Malaysia 695959.31 612752.99 AUD THO Aug/19
Indonesia 575260.50 486780.03 AUD THO Aug/19
Vietnam 535352.68 462198.73 AUD THO Aug/19
Hong Kong 337155.53 696793.41 AUD THO Aug/19
Netherlands 305919.17 264854.33 AUD THO Aug/19
Thailand 241461.97 333106.87 AUD THO Aug/19
Papua New Guinea 237745.23 208481.30 AUD THO Aug/19
Germany 194865.37 214696.53 AUD THO Aug/19
Switzerland 173589.70 130146.05 AUD THO Aug/19
Canada 159332.60 168639.97 AUD THO Aug/19
Philippines 130931.86 154687.62 AUD THO Aug/19
Australia Exports by Category Last Previous
General Merchandise 30383.00 31302.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Non-rural Goods 27338.00 28213.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Mineral Fuels, Lubricants & Rel. Mater 11003.00 10647.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Metal Ores & Minerals 10871.00 11789.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Metalliferous Ores and Metal Scrap 10750.00 11622.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Iron Ore & Concentrates 8597.00 9140.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Services 8375.00 8153.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Tourism Related Service 5680.00 5458.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Services, Travel 5433.00 5194.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Coal - Coke and Briquettes 5350.00 5583.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Coal, Coke & Briquettes 5260.00 5673.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Gas - Natural and Manufactured 4572.00 4252.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Natural Gas, Whether Or Not Liquefied 4454.00 4092.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Rural Goods 3854.00 3888.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Food & Live Animals 3171.00 3101.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Commodities and Transactions Not Class 2749.00 3440.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Non-monetary Gold 2135.00 2736.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Meat & Meat Preparations 1437.00 1376.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Machinery and Transport Equipment 1396.00 1503.00 AUD Million Aug/19
Manufactured Goods 1318.00 1356.00 AUD Million Aug/19

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Australia Exports

Rich in natural resources, Australia is a major exporter of commodities. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap account for 29 percent of total exports; coal, coke and briquettes for 15 percent; and gas for 7 percent. The country also exports: food and live animals (14 percent), mainly meat (5 percent) and cereals (4 percent); manufactured goods (6 percent), mainly non-ferrous metals (4 percent); and machinery and transport equipment (6 percent). Australia's largest export markets are China (32 percent of total exports), Japan (16 percent), South Korea (7 percent), the US (5 percent), India (4 percent), New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan (3 percent each). This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
40982.00 42446.00 42446.00 435.00 1971 - 2019 AUD Million Monthly
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