Imports of goods and services to Australia shrank 2 percent from the prior month to AUS 30.48 billion, as domestic demand weakened following a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in some states in the country.Purchases of capital goods plunged 16 percent to USD 6.64 billion, on the back of purchases of machinery and industrial equipment and industrial transport equipment n.e.s. Meanwhile, purchases of consumption goods rose by 2 percent to AUD 9.86 billion, due to non-industrial transport equipment and consumption goods n.e.s. Also, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods increased 2 percent to AUD 9.50 billion, driven by processed industrial supplies n.e.s . At the same time, imports of services were up 1 percent to AUD 3.90 billion. source: Australian Bureau of Statistic

Imports in Australia averaged 12498.40 AUD Million from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 36103 AUD Million in September of 2019 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Imports in Australia is expected to be 34500.00 AUD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Australia to stand at 36000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Imports is projected to trend around 36500.00 AUD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
30483.00 31244.00 36103.00 393.00 1971 - 2020 AUD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-05 12:30 AM Sep -6% 1.3% 6%
2020-12-03 12:30 AM Oct 1% -6.5% 7%
2021-01-07 12:30 AM Nov 10% 2%
2021-02-04 12:30 AM Dec -2% 9.3%


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Australia Imports Fall
Imports of goods and services to Australia shrank 2 percent from the prior month to AUS 30.48 billion, as domestic demand weakened following a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in some states in the country.Purchases of capital goods plunged 16 percent to USD 6.64 billion, on the back of purchases of machinery and industrial equipment and industrial transport equipment n.e.s. Meanwhile, purchases of consumption goods rose by 2 percent to AUD 9.86 billion, due to non-industrial transport equipment and consumption goods n.e.s. Also, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods increased 2 percent to AUD 9.50 billion, driven by processed industrial supplies n.e.s . At the same time, imports of services were up 1 percent to AUD 3.90 billion.
2021-02-04
Australia Imports Hit 9-Month High
Imports of goods and services to Australia jumped by 10 percent month-over-month to a nine-month high of AUD 31.37 billion, as domestic demand strengthened further following an easing of coronavirus-induced restrictions. Purchases of consumption goods increased by 4 percent to AUD 9.63 billion, due to food & beverages, mainly for consumption, and non-industrial transport equipment. Additionally, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 4 percent to AUD 9.33 billion, driven by parts for transport equipment; while those of capital goods surged 31 percent to AUD 7.99 billion on the back of purchases of machinery and industrial equipment and telecommunications equipment. Meantime, imports of services were up 4 percent to AUD 3.90 billion.
2021-01-07
Australia Imports Rise 1% MoM in October
Imports of goods and services to Australia rose by 1 percent from a month earlier to AUD 28.26 billion in October 2020, amid strengthening domestic demand as coronavirus-induced restrictions eased. Purchases of consumption goods increased by 2 percent to AUD 9.06 billion, due to food & beverages, mainly for consumption, consumption goods n.e.s. and non-industrial transport equipment. Additionally, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 2 percent to AUD 9.05 billion, driven by fuels & lubricants, processed industrial supplies and other parts for capital goods; while those of capital goods were up 2 percent to AUD 5.98 billion on the back of purchases of industrial transport equipment and telecommunications equipment. Meantime, imports of services were almost unchanged at AUD 3.59 billion.
2020-12-03
Australia Imports Plunge 6% MoM
Imports of goods and services to Australia tumbled 6 percent month-on-month to a three-month low of AUD 28.11 billion in September 2020, as domestic demand deteriorated amid a fresh wave of infections in some states. Purchases of consumption goods dropped by 4 percent to AUD 8.89 billion, due to textiles (-11 percent), food and beverages, mainly for consumption (-3 percent), toys, books and leisure goods (-4 percent) and consumption goods n.e.s. (-2 percent). Additionally, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell 7 percent to AUD 8.95 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (-11 percent) and processed industrial supplies n.e.s (-3 percent) while those of capital goods declined 3 percent to AUD 5.89 billion, of which telecommunications equipment (-29 percent). Also, arrivals of non-monetary gold plunged 42 percent to AUD 0.71 million. In addition, imports of services were down 2 percent to AUD 3.68 billion, led by transport (-6 percent).
2020-11-05

Australia Imports
Australia imports mainly machinery and transport equipment (40 percent of total imports), of which road vehicles account for 12 percent, industrial machinery for 6 percent, electrical machinery for 5 percent and telecommunications and sound recording for 5 percent.The country also imports: petroleum (11 percent); manufactured goods (12 percent); chemicals and related products (10 percent); and food and live animals (5 percent). Main import partners are China (23 percent of total imports), the US (11 percent), Japan (7 percent), South Korea, Thailand and Germany (5 percent each) and Malaysia (4 percent).
Australia Imports by Country Last Previous
China 8177489.00 8843136.07 AUD THO Dec/20
United States 2596120.05 3871833.51 AUD THO Dec/20
Japan 1751941.63 1656871.96 AUD THO Dec/20
Thailand 1357083.63 1256262.79 AUD THO Dec/20
Germany 1087958.95 1214275.06 AUD THO Dec/20
South Korea 849912.66 877134.35 AUD THO Dec/20
Malaysia 806011.09 973165.57 AUD THO Dec/20
Italy 714770.78 643929.31 AUD THO Dec/20
United Kingdom 686940.14 622128.03 AUD THO Dec/20
New Zealand 656444.79 602662.18 AUD THO Dec/20
India 530568.10 509125.53 AUD THO Dec/20
Vietnam 527218.74 605910.66 AUD THO Dec/20
Singapore 523649.20 652441.05 AUD THO Dec/20
France 470855.89 513689.84 AUD THO Dec/20
Indonesia 450861.14 392992.57 AUD THO Dec/20
Taiwan 381743.55 443986.15 AUD THO Dec/20
Switzerland 278133.66 298946.11 AUD THO Dec/20
Mexico 274581.02 266263.67 AUD THO Dec/20
Papua New Guinea 263896.99 209586.67 AUD THO Dec/20
Netherlands 208886.10 224607.07 AUD THO Dec/20
Australia Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 11529.00 13328.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Consumption Goods 10298.00 10709.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Capital Goods 7045.00 8664.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Misc. Manufactured Articles 4420.00 4718.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 3253.00 3336.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Consumption Goods Nes 3192.00 3399.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Manufactured Goods 3027.00 3046.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Chemicals & Rel. Products 2501.00 2491.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Machinery & Industrial Equipment 2428.00 2412.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Non-industrial Transport Equipme 2306.00 2276.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Fuels & Lubricants 1866.00 1826.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Textiles Clothing & Footwear 1811.00 1822.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Misc. Manufactured Articles, Nes 1536.00 1762.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Food & Live Animals 1532.00 1518.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Telecommunications Equipment 1382.00 1828.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Indust.transport Equip.nes 1285.00 1236.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Parts For Transport Equipment 1138.00 1251.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Services, Shipment 1121.00 1112.00 AUD Million Dec/20
ADP Equipment 1008.00 1136.00 AUD Million Dec/20
Apparel & Clothing Access Articles 911.00 958.00 AUD Million Dec/20

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