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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-05 12:30 AM Imports MoM -6% 1.3% 1%
2019-03-07 12:30 AM Imports MoM 3% -5.5% 2%
2019-04-03 12:30 AM Imports MoM -1% 3.9% 1%
2019-05-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM -1% -0.7% 3%
2019-06-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM -1%
2019-07-04 01:30 AM Imports MoM
2019-08-02 01:30 AM Imports MoM


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4949.00 5140.00 5140.00 -4277.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -7203.00 -10785.00 277.00 -22471.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.50 -3.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
Imports 34391.00 34903.00 36035.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 39340.00 40043.00 40043.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
External Debt 2084046.00 2035883.00 2084046.00 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 9862.00 11116.00 25377.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 836300.00 927200.00 1057900.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.70 68.70 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 331.00 323.00 781.00 243.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.83 3.09 3.11 0.01 [+]
Weapons Sales 97.00 134.00 158.00 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34391.00 34903.00 36035.00 393.00 1971 - 2019 AUD Million Monthly
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