Imports to Australia dropped 4 percent from a month earlier to AUD 34.34 billion in June 2019. Purchases of capital goods tumbled 9 percent to AUD 6.29 billion, in particular machinery and industrial equipment (-5 percent), telecommunications equipment (-9 percent), and industrial transport equipment n.e.s (-18 percent). Also, purchases of consumption goods declined 5 percent to AUD 8.35 billion, due to non-industrial transport equipment (-13 percent), consumption goods n.e.s (-6 percent); and imports of intermediate goods and other merchandise goods fell 3 percent to AUD 10.62 billion, mainly dragged down by fuels and lubricants (-11 percent) and parts for transport equipment (-4 percent). By contrast, purchases of non-monetary gold jumped 28 percent to AUD 610 million. Imports of services were little-changed to AUD 8.48 billion. Imports in Australia averaged 11888.42 AUD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 35955 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
2019-05-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM Mar -1% -0.7% 3%
2019-06-06 01:30 AM Imports MoM Apr 3% -1.4% 1%
2019-07-03 01:30 AM Imports MoM May 2% 2.3% 1%
2019-08-06 01:30 AM Imports MoM Jun -4% 0.9% -1%
2019-09-05 01:30 AM Imports MoM Jul -4%
2019-10-03 01:30 AM Imports MoM Aug
2019-12-05 12:30 AM Imports MoM Oct


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 8036.00 6173.00 8036.00 -4268.00 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 34342.00 35629.00 35955.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 42378.00 41802.00 42378.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
External Debt 2095650.00 2084046.00 2095650.00 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 812.00 8520.00 25377.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 668300.00 700400.00 1057900.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.70 68.70 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 353.00 319.00 781.00 238.00 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 [+]

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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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34342.00 35629.00 35955.00 393.00 1971 - 2019 AUD Million Monthly
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