Imports to Australia shrank 1 percent month-over-month to AUD 34.39 billion in March 2019, as purchases of consumption goods fell 3 percent to AUD 8.61 billion, mainly non-industrial transport equipment (-15 percent), and textiles, clothing and footwear (-3 percent). In addition, imports of capital goods dropped 5 percent to AUD 6.15 billion, mainly driven by industrial transports equipment n.e.s (-26 percent); and machinery and industrial transport equipment (-10 percent). Also, purchases of services decreased 1 percent to AUD 8.37 billion, dragged down by travel (-3 percent) and transport (-1 percent). Conversely, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 2 percent to AUD 10.81 billion, in particular fuels and lubricants (12 percent), and other parts for capital goods (2 percent). Additionally, purchases of non-monetary gold went up 5 percent to AUD 450 million. Imports in Australia averaged 11766.47 AUD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 36035 AUD Million in November of 2018 and a record low of 393 AUD Million in May of 1972.