Exports of goods and services from Australia soared 15 percent month-over-month to an 8-month high of AUD 42.42 billion in March 2020. Sales of non-rural goods jumped 15 percent to AUD 27.70 billion, led by metal ores and minerals (32 +percent), other mineral fuels, (10 percent), and coal, coke and briquettes (6 percent). Also, exports of rural goods rose by 7 percent to AUD 4.13 billion, in particular other rural (10 percent). In addition, sales of goods under merchanting grew 6 percent to AUD 19 million, while shipments of non-monetary gold rose by AUD 2.47 billion to AUD 3.57 billion. In contrast, sales of services dropped 9 percent to AUD 6.99 billion, mainly attributed to travel (-14 percent) due to the closure of international borders in an attempt to contain the covid-19 pandemic.

Exports in Australia averaged 11903.90 AUD Million from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 43090 AUD Million in July of 2019 and a record low of 435 AUD Million in October of 1971. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Exports in Australia is expected to be 38000.00 AUD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in Australia to stand at 36000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Exports is projected to trend around 41000.00 AUD Million in 2021 and 42000.00 AUD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
42417.00 36859.00 43090.00 435.00 1971 - 2020 AUD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-06 12:30 AM Dec 1% 1.3% 2%
2020-03-05 12:30 AM Jan -3% 1.2% -1%
2020-04-07 01:30 AM Feb -5% -2.9% -7%
2020-05-07 01:30 AM Mar 15% -7% -7%


News Stream
Australia Exports, Imports Fall in April: Preliminary Data
Australia's exports and imports of goods dropped in April 2020, a preliminary figure showed. Exports fell by 12% to AUD 31.44 billion from March's record high of AUD 35.80 billion, led by an AUD 1.7 billion fall in sales of non-monetary gold following significant trade last month. Also, there were small decreases in commodities including iron ore, coal, gas and petroleum, while overall mineral exports remained strong. Imports fell by 5% to AUD 23.12 billion, mainly due to falls in purchases of petroleum, aircraft, non-monetary gold, and road vehicles. April saw imports from China continue to recover from decreases observed earlier in 2020. Arrivals of laptop computers from China remained strong, in line with increased demand during the lockdown period. The final April monthly estimates will be published on June 4.
2020-05-25
Australia Exports Jump 15% in March
Exports of goods and services from Australia soared 15 percent month-over-month to an eight-month high of AUD 42.42 billion in March 2020. Sales of non-rural goods jumped 15 percent to AUD 27.70 billion, led by metal ores and minerals (32 +percent), other mineral fuels, (10 percent), and coal, coke and briquettes (6 percent). Also, exports of rural goods rose by 7 percent to AUD 4.13 billion, in particular other rural (10 percent). In addition, sales of goods under merchanting grew 6 percent to AUD 19 million, while shipments of non-monetary gold rose by AUD 2.47 billion to AUD 3.57 billion. In contrast, sales of services dropped 9 percent to AUD 6.99 billion, mainly attributed to travel (-14 percent) due to the closure of international borders in an attempt to contain the covid-19 pandemic.
2020-05-07
Australia Exports Tumble 5% MoM
Exports of goods and services from Australia slumped 5 percent month-over-month to a 17-month low of AUD 37.76 billion in February 2020, amid deteriorating global demand due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 epidemic that halted businesses and curbed movement of people and goods. Sales of non-rural goods shrank 2 percent to AUD 24.82 billion, led by metal ores and minerals (-8%). Also, exports of rural goods fell 7 percent to AUD 3.90 billion, in particular meat and meat preparations (-8%) and cereal grains and cereal preparations (-18%). In addition, exports of non-monetary gold tumbled 23 percent to AUD 1.1 billion. Sales of services dropped 10 percent to AUD 7.92 billion, mainly attributed to travel (-14%). Meanwhile, net exports of goods under merchanting remained steady at AUD 18 million.
2020-04-07
Australia Exports Hit 9-Month Low
Exports of goods and services from Australia slumped 3 percent month-over-month to AUD 40.12 billion in January 2020, the lowest since last April. Sales of non-rural goods fell 3 percent to AUD 25.65 billion, mainly led by metal ores and minerals (-7 percent) and coal, coke and briquettes (-4 percent). Also, exports of non-monetary gold tumbled 34 percent to AUD 1.43 billion. Conversely, sales of rural goods grew 6 percent to AUD 4.35 billion, driven by cereal grains and cereal preparations (25 percent), and meat and meat preparations (7 percent). In addition, exports of services went up 1 percent to AUD 8.69 billion, mainly attributed to transport and other services.
2020-03-05

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).
Australia Exports by Country Last Previous
China 12490201.40 9945712.37 AUD THO Mar/20
Japan 5143374.34 4537666.68 AUD THO Mar/20
South Korea 2254922.61 1685861.28 AUD THO Mar/20
United Kingdom 1978163.01 1011762.32 AUD THO Mar/20
United States 1830383.07 1217403.72 AUD THO Mar/20
Hong Kong 1201500.85 311945.60 AUD THO Mar/20
India 1162575.16 1046432.57 AUD THO Mar/20
Taiwan 1130631.61 869449.38 AUD THO Mar/20
Singapore 1036548.23 897812.38 AUD THO Mar/20
New Zealand 884830.43 788270.65 AUD THO Mar/20
Malaysia 810128.85 747125.79 AUD THO Mar/20
Vietnam 651374.00 555394.23 AUD THO Mar/20
Indonesia 561680.43 447835.73 AUD THO Mar/20
Germany 461300.60 271951.90 AUD THO Mar/20
Thailand 406734.11 407642.87 AUD THO Mar/20
Netherlands 306666.87 208783.01 AUD THO Mar/20
Papua New Guinea 239640.99 237376.45 AUD THO Mar/20
Canada 202374.52 129774.39 AUD THO Mar/20
Switzerland 199521.51 162067.40 AUD THO Mar/20
Philippines 195775.62 187589.22 AUD THO Mar/20
Australia Exports by Category Last Previous
General Merchandise 31834.00 28724.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Non-rural Goods 27620.00 23095.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Metal Ores & Minerals 11531.00 11863.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Metalliferous Ores and Metal Scrap 11385.00 11750.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Iron Ore & Concentrates 8946.00 6601.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Services 7551.00 8789.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Services (bop Basis) 7551.00 8789.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Coal - Coke and Briquettes 5045.00 4380.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Gas - Natural and Manufactured 4702.00 4285.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Coal, Coke & Briquettes 4695.00 4010.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Tourism Related Service 4678.00 5912.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Rural Goods 4564.00 3800.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Services, Travel 4562.00 5686.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Natural Gas, Whether Or Not Liquefied 4560.00 4126.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Food & Live Animals 3595.00 3125.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Non-monetary Gold 3574.00 1100.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Machinery and Transport Equipment 1537.00 1404.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Meat & Meat Preparations 1528.00 1436.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Manufactured Goods 1424.00 1506.00 AUD Million Mar/20
Chemicals and Related Products 1161.00 992.00 AUD Million Mar/20

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