Exports of goods and services from Australia dropped 4 percent month-over-month to a two-year low of AUD 35.74 billion in May 2020. Sales of non-rural goods fell 4 percent to AUD 24.28 billion, in particular metal ores and minerals (-2 percent), other manufacture (-5 percent), machinery (-11 percent), and coal, coke and briquettes (-13 percent). Also, exports of non-monetary gold plunged 12 percent to AUD 1.68 billion. In addition, sales of rural goods fell 10 percent to AUD 3.61 billion, namely meat and meat preparations (-4 percent) and cereal grains and cereal preparations(-31 percent). By contrast, exports of services rose 2 percent to AUD 6.13 billion, due to travel (3 percent). Meanwhile, net exports of goods under merchanting were unchanged (at AUD 45 million).

Exports in Australia averaged 11948.15 AUD Million from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 43178 AUD Million in July of 2019 and a record low of 435 AUD Million in October of 1971. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Exports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Exports in Australia is expected to be 38000.00 AUD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in Australia to stand at 36000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Exports is projected to trend around 41000.00 AUD Million in 2021 and 42000.00 AUD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35742.00 37346.00 43150.00 435.00 1971 - 2020 AUD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-07 01:30 AM Feb -5% -2.9% -7%
2020-05-07 01:30 AM Mar 15% -7% -7%
2020-06-04 01:30 AM Apr -11% 13.9% -10%
2020-07-02 01:30 AM May -4% -11.4% 6%


News Stream
Australia Exports Drop to 2-Year Low in May
Exports of goods and services from Australia dropped 4 percent month-over-month to a two-year low of AUD 35.74 billion in May 2020. Sales of non-rural goods fell 4 percent to AUD 24.28 billion, in particular metal ores and minerals (-2 percent), other manufacture (-5 percent), machinery (-11 percent), and coal, coke and briquettes (-13 percent). Also, exports of non-monetary gold plunged 12 percent to AUD 1.68 billion. In addition, sales of rural goods fell 10 percent to AUD 3.61 billion, namely meat and meat preparations (-4 percent) and cereal grains and cereal preparations(-31 percent). By contrast, exports of services rose 2 percent to AUD 6.13 billion, due to travel (3 percent). Meanwhile, net exports of goods under merchanting were unchanged (at AUD 45 million).
2020-07-02
Australia Exports Tumble 11% MoM
Exports of goods and services from Australia plunged 11 percent month-over-month to AUD 37.51 billion in April 2020. Sales of non-rural goods fell 8 percent to AUD 25.25 billion, led by metal ores and minerals(-9 percent), other manufacture (-16 percent), other mineral fuels (-4 percent), and coal, coke and briquettes (-4 percent). Also, exports of non-monetary gold plunged 47 percent to AUD 1.88 billion. Additionally, sales of services dropped 13 percent to AUD 6.06 billion, due to travel (-16 percent), transport (-31 percent), and other services (-5 percent). In contrast, exports of rural goods rose 1 percent to AUD 4.18 billion, namely cereal grains and cereal preparations(13 percent). In addition, net exports of goods under merchanting jumped 79 percent to AUD 34 million.
2020-06-04
Australia Exports, Imports Fall in April: Preliminary Data
Australia's exports and imports of goods dropped in April 2020, a preliminary figure showed. Exports fell by 12% to AUD 31.44 billion from March's record high of AUD 35.80 billion, led by an AUD 1.7 billion fall in sales of non-monetary gold following significant trade last month. Also, there were small decreases in commodities including iron ore, coal, gas and petroleum, while overall mineral exports remained strong. Imports fell by 5% to AUD 23.12 billion, mainly due to falls in purchases of petroleum, aircraft, non-monetary gold, and road vehicles. April saw imports from China continue to recover from decreases observed earlier in 2020. Arrivals of laptop computers from China remained strong, in line with increased demand during the lockdown period. The final April monthly estimates will be published on June 4.
2020-05-25
Australia Exports Jump 15% in March
Exports of goods and services from Australia soared 15 percent month-over-month to an eight-month high of AUD 42.42 billion in March 2020. Sales of non-rural goods jumped 15 percent to AUD 27.70 billion, led by metal ores and minerals (32 +percent), other mineral fuels, (10 percent), and coal, coke and briquettes (6 percent). Also, exports of rural goods rose by 7 percent to AUD 4.13 billion, in particular other rural (10 percent). In addition, sales of goods under merchanting grew 6 percent to AUD 19 million, while shipments of non-monetary gold rose by AUD 2.47 billion to AUD 3.57 billion. In contrast, sales of services dropped 9 percent to AUD 6.99 billion, mainly attributed to travel (-14 percent) due to the closure of international borders in an attempt to contain the covid-19 pandemic.
2020-05-07

Australia Exports
Rich in natural resources, Australia is a major exporter of commodities. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap account for 29 percent of total exports; coal, coke and briquettes for 15 percent; and gas for 7 percent. The country also exports: food and live animals (14 percent), mainly meat (5 percent) and cereals (4 percent); manufactured goods (6 percent), mainly non-ferrous metals (4 percent); and machinery and transport equipment (6 percent). Australia's largest export markets are China (32 percent of total exports), Japan (16 percent), South Korea (7 percent), the US (5 percent), India (4 percent), New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan (3 percent each).
Australia Exports by Country Last Previous
China 13586486.46 12805279.68 AUD THO May/20
Japan 3791450.84 4179207.64 AUD THO May/20
United States 2287879.69 2449486.30 AUD THO May/20
South Korea 1683055.17 2140496.23 AUD THO May/20
Taiwan 933799.07 1083312.79 AUD THO May/20
New Zealand 717996.89 596318.81 AUD THO May/20
India 702472.40 723326.03 AUD THO May/20
Malaysia 590794.61 579991.88 AUD THO May/20
Singapore 586006.56 992534.32 AUD THO May/20
Vietnam 522661.57 611766.54 AUD THO May/20
Hong Kong 392795.41 330297.90 AUD THO May/20
Indonesia 351361.77 471445.35 AUD THO May/20
Germany 319704.96 350376.93 AUD THO May/20
Canada 313551.55 124686.95 AUD THO May/20
Thailand 287496.40 387355.73 AUD THO May/20
United Kingdom 177913.90 288743.39 AUD THO May/20
Papua New Guinea 140909.06 118771.14 AUD THO May/20
Philippines 135632.99 120699.39 AUD THO May/20
Switzerland 121772.80 131273.88 AUD THO May/20
Netherlands 103343.29 434519.03 AUD THO May/20
Australia Exports by Category Last Previous
General Merchandise 27893.00 29525.00 AUD Million May/20
Non-rural Goods 24317.00 25067.00 AUD Million May/20
Metal Ores & Minerals 11334.00 11531.00 AUD Million May/20
Metalliferous Ores and Metal Scrap 11234.00 11385.00 AUD Million May/20
Iron Ore & Concentrates 9166.00 8587.00 AUD Million May/20
Services 5745.00 5835.00 AUD Million May/20
Services (bop Basis) 5745.00 5835.00 AUD Million May/20
Coal - Coke and Briquettes 4257.00 4655.00 AUD Million May/20
Coal, Coke & Briquettes 4062.00 4260.00 AUD Million May/20
Gas - Natural and Manufactured 3830.00 4359.00 AUD Million May/20
Rural Goods 3820.00 4122.00 AUD Million May/20
Natural Gas, Whether Or Not Liquefied 3737.00 4249.00 AUD Million May/20
Food & Live Animals 3190.00 3416.00 AUD Million May/20
Tourism Related Service 2990.00 3026.00 AUD Million May/20
Services, Travel 2985.00 3022.00 AUD Million May/20
Non-monetary Gold 1677.00 1880.00 AUD Million May/20
Meat & Meat Preparations 1374.00 1320.00 AUD Million May/20
Manufactured Goods 1173.00 1215.00 AUD Million May/20
Machinery and Transport Equipment 1100.00 1123.00 AUD Million May/20
Chemicals and Related Products 963.00 953.00 AUD Million May/20

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