Imports to Australia increased 3 percent month-over-month to AUD 35.55 billion in April 2019, as purchases of consumption goods rose 3 percent to AUD 8.93 billion, mainly food and beverages, mainly for consumption (3 percent), non-industrial transport equipment (6 percent), and textiles, clothing and footwear (9 percent). In addition, imports of capital goods increased 5 percent to AUD 6.60 billion, mainly driven by industrial transports equipment n.e.s 19 percent); ADP equipment (2 percent). Also, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods went up 4 percent to AUD 11.26 billion, in particular fuels and lubricants (4 percent), parts for transport equipment (10 percent), other parts for capital goods (9 percent), and processed industrial supplies (4 percent).Conversely, purchases of services slightly fell to AUD 8.35 billion, dragged down by transport (-0.5 percent). Also, purchases of non-monetary gold fell 9 percent to AUD 410 million. Imports in Australia averaged 11808.78 AUD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 36032 AUD Million in November of 2018 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-07 12:30 AM Imports MoM 3% -5.5% 2%
2019-04-03 12:30 AM Imports MoM -1% 3.9% 1%
2019-05-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM -1% -0.7% 3%
2019-06-06 01:30 AM Imports MoM 3% -1.4% 1%
2019-07-03 01:30 AM Imports MoM 3%
2019-08-02 01:30 AM Imports MoM
2019-09-06 01:30 AM Imports MoM


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4871.00 4887.00 5017.00 -4278.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -2900.00 -6325.00 277.00 -22471.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.50 -3.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
Imports 35554.00 34569.00 36032.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 40425.00 39457.00 40425.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
External Debt 2095650.00 2084046.00 2095650.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 97.40 92.70 106.40 47.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 80891.00 55183.00 80891.00 -37051.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 812.00 8520.00 25377.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 700400.00 836300.00 1057900.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.70 68.70 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 332.00 331.00 781.00 243.00 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 [+]

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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). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35554.00 34569.00 36032.00 393.00 1971 - 2019 AUD Million Monthly
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