Imports to Australia increased 2 percent month-over-month to AUD 35.84 billion in May 2019. Purchases of capital goods advanced 5 percent to AUD 7.0 billion, namely civil aircraft and confidentialised items (67 percent), machinery and industrial equipment (5 percent), and telecommunications equipment (6 percent). In addition, imports of intermediate goods and other merchandise goods grew 1 percent to AUD 11.19 billion, mainly driven by fuels and lubricants (8 percent). Also, purchases of non-monetary gold surged 17 percent to AUD 478 million, and that of services went up 1 percent to AUD 8.34 billion, mostly led by maintenance and repair services n.i.e. (64 percent), and transport (2 percent). Conversely, imports of consumption goods dropped 1 percent to AUD 8.87 billion, mainly due to textiles, clothing and footwear (-7%), and non-industrial transport equipment (-3 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 11849.72 AUD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 35996 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
2019-04-03 12:30 AM Imports MoM Feb -1% 3.9% 1%
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 2%
2019-09-05 01:30 AM Imports MoM Jul
2019-10-03 01:30 AM Imports MoM Aug


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5745.00 4820.00 5745.00 -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 35839.00 35324.00 35996.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 41585.00 41585.00 41585.00 435.00 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 668300.00 700400.00 1057900.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.70 68.70 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 326.00 332.00 781.00 238.00 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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35839.00 35324.00 35996.00 393.00 1971 - 2019 AUD Million Monthly
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