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.