Imports of goods and services to Australia tumbled 3 percent from the previous month to AUD 31.74 billion in April 2021, as domestic demand weakened following the latest COVID-19 outbreak in some states. Imports of consumption goods were down by 5 percent to AUD 9.59 billion, due to textiles, clothing and footwear; food and beverages; and consumption goods n.e.s. At the same time, imports of capital goods fell 5 percent to USD 6.54 billion, due to lower purchases of machinery and industrial equipment, industrial transport equipment and capital goods n.e.s. Meanwhile, purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 1 percent to AUD 10.83 billion, mainly driven by processed industrial supplies, fuels and lubricants, and primary industrial supplies n.e.s. Also, imports of services increased 2 percent to AUD 4.25 billion. source: Australian Bureau of Statistic

Imports in Australia averaged 12593.21 AUD Million from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 36199 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 June of 2021.

Imports in Australia is expected to be 35000.00 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
31743.00 32807.00 36199.00 393.00 1971 - 2021 AUD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-04 12:30 AM Jan -2% -2%
2021-04-01 12:30 AM Feb 5% -2% -1%
2021-05-04 01:30 AM Mar 4% 4.7% 6%
2021-06-03 01:30 AM Apr -3% 4.5% 3%


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Australia Imports Plunge 3% in April
Imports of goods and services to Australia tumbled 3 percent from the previous month to AUD 31.74 billion in April 2021, as domestic demand weakened following the latest COVID-19 outbreak in some states. Imports of consumption goods were down by 5 percent to AUD 9.59 billion, due to textiles, clothing and footwear; food and beverages; and consumption goods n.e.s. At the same time, imports of capital goods fell 5 percent to USD 6.54 billion, due to lower purchases of machinery and industrial equipment, industrial transport equipment and capital goods n.e.s. Meanwhile, purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 1 percent to AUD 10.83 billion, mainly driven by processed industrial supplies, fuels and lubricants, and primary industrial supplies n.e.s. Also, imports of services increased 2 percent to AUD 4.25 billion.
2021-06-03
Australia Imports Hit 13-Month High
Imports of goods and services to Australia climbed 4 percent from the previous month to a 13-month high of AUD 32.70 billion in March 2021, as domestic demand recovered in the wake of coronavirus disruption. Purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 3 percent to AUD 10.64 billion, mainly driven by processed industrial supplies, fuels and lubricants, parts for transport equipment, processed industrial supplies n.e.s, and other parts for capital goods. Imports of consumption goods were up by 1 percent to AUD 10.06 billion, due to textiles, clothing and footwear; food and beverages; and household electrical items. At the same time, imports of capital goods advanced 5 percent to USD 6.90 billion, due to higher purchases of industrial transport equipment and capital goods n.e.s. Meanwhile, imports of services increased 1 percent to AUD 4.12 billion.
2021-05-04
Australia Imports Highest in A Year
Imports of goods and services to Australia jumped 5 percent from the previous month to a one-year high of AUD 31.40 billion in February 2021, adding to signs of recovery in domestic demand. Purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods surged 13 percent to AUD 10.45 billion, mainly driven by processed industrial supplies, fuels and lubricants, parts for transport equipment, and other parts for capital goods. Imports of consumption goods rose by 3 percent to AUD 9.88 billion, due to non-industrial transport equipment, textiles, clothing and footwear, and food and beverages. By contrast, imports of capital goods dropped 1 percent to USD 6.47 billion, due to lower purchases of telecommunications equipment and industrial transport equipment. Imports of services were up 4 percent to AUD 4.15 billion.
2021-04-01
Australia Imports Fall in January
Imports of goods and services to Australia dropped 2 percent from the previous month to a three-month low of AUD 29.71 billion in January 2021, as domestic demand weakened following a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in some states. Purchases of consumption goods fell by 3 percent to AUD 9.53 billion, due to non-industrial transport equipment, textiles, clothing and footwear, and food and beverages, mainly for consumption. Imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods declined 2 percent to AUD 9.30 billion, driven by processed industrial supplies. On the other hand, purchases of capital goods were little-changed at USD 6.53 billion; while imports of services were flat at AUD 3.91 billion.
2021-03-04

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 6789735.99 7001284.19 AUD THO Apr/21
United States 2876928.42 2836795.69 AUD THO Apr/21
Japan 1810662.12 2120175.67 AUD THO Apr/21
Malaysia 1267134.16 1151750.39 AUD THO Apr/21
Germany 1254299.19 1152168.20 AUD THO Apr/21
Thailand 1230077.18 1654426.70 AUD THO Apr/21
South Korea 1002324.18 996303.18 AUD THO Apr/21
Singapore 768250.58 977877.68 AUD THO Apr/21
United Kingdom 621967.20 826623.17 AUD THO Apr/21
Italy 539165.01 616256.72 AUD THO Apr/21
India 519845.21 674351.21 AUD THO Apr/21
Vietnam 511778.52 625294.59 AUD THO Apr/21
New Zealand 504149.96 572538.99 AUD THO Apr/21
Taiwan 470401.60 439276.64 AUD THO Apr/21
Indonesia 443468.35 413977.34 AUD THO Apr/21
France 438633.83 502409.71 AUD THO Apr/21
Switzerland 326529.48 307745.46 AUD THO Apr/21
Mexico 308813.46 263769.87 AUD THO Apr/21
Netherlands 274299.81 282134.98 AUD THO Apr/21
Spain 221680.85 203066.96 AUD THO Apr/21
Australia Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 10996.00 11508.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Consumption Goods 9165.00 9820.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Capital Goods 6296.00 6789.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles 3746.00 4130.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 3558.00 3701.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Chemicals & Rel. Products 2955.00 3087.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Manufactured Goods 2879.00 3066.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Consumption Goods Nes 2708.00 2883.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Fuels & Lubricants 2632.00 2390.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Non-industrial Transport Equipme 2587.00 2373.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Machinery & Industrial Equipment 2155.00 2337.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Textiles Clothing & Footwear 1504.00 1825.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles, Nes 1300.00 1328.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Indust.transport Equip.nes 1278.00 1404.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Food & Live Animals 1272.00 1468.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Services, Shipment 1149.00 1220.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Parts For Transport Equipment 1135.00 1225.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 1078.00 1196.00 AUD Million Apr/21
Telecommunications Equipment 978.00 984.00 AUD Million Apr/21
ADP Equipment 967.00 913.00 AUD Million Apr/21

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