Imports of goods and services to Australia dropped 3 percent from a month earlier to AUD 35.09 billion in November 2019. Purchases of consumption goods tumbled 7 percent to AUD 8.64 billion, largely due to non-industrial transport equipment (-23 percent), textiles, clothing and footwear (-2 percent), and food and beverages (-3 percent). Also, imports of capital goods slumped 4 percent to AUD 6.33 billion, mainly driven by industrial transport equipment (-13 percent), ADP equipment (-7 percent), and telecommunications equipment (-2 percent); while arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell 1 percent to AUD 11.10 billion, mostly due to fuels and lubricants (-2 percent), other parts for capital goods (-3 percent), and processed industrial supplies (-1 percent). In addition, purchases of services were down 1 percent to AUD 8.54 billion, largely led by travel (-1 percent), and transport (-2 percent).

Imports in Australia averaged 12094.69 AUD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 36214 AUD Million in November of 2018 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. source: Australian Bureau of Statistic

Imports in Australia is expected to be 33500.00 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 35000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Imports is projected to trend around 36000.00 AUD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Australia Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35093.00 36113.00 36214.00 393.00 1971 - 2019 AUD Million Monthly
SA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-03 01:30 AM Aug 0% 2.5% -1%
2019-11-07 12:30 AM Sep 3% -0.5% 1%
2019-12-05 12:30 AM Oct 0% 2.6% 1%
2020-01-09 12:30 AM Nov -3% 0.3% 2%


News Stream
2019-12-05
Australia Imports Hit Record High
Imports to Australia rose 0.4 percent over a month earlier to a record high of AUD 36.25 billion in October 2019. Purchases of consumption goods rose by 4 percent to AUD 9.17 billion, largely due to non-industrial transport equipment (8 percent), food and beverages, mainly for consumption (5 percent) and consumption goods n.e.s. (2 percent). Also, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods advanced 2 percent to AUD 11.34 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (6 percent) and other parts for capital goods (6 percent). On the other hand, arrivals of capital goods fell 2 percent to AUD 6.59 billion, due to capital goods n.e.s. (-26 percent) and industrial transport equipment n.e.s. (-8 percent). Also, imports of non-monetary gold slumped 35 percent to AUD 469 million. Additionally, purchases of services fell AUD 40 million to AUD 8.69 billion, mostly led by travel (-1 percent) and other services (-1 percent).

2019-11-07
Australia Imports Second-Highest on Record
Imports to Australia increased 3 percent from a month earlier to AUD 36.03 billion in September 2019, the second-highest on record. Purchases of consumption goods rose 1 percent to AUD 8.76 billion, largely due to consumption goods n.e.s (1 percent), non-industrial transport equipment (2 percent), and textiles, clothing and footwear (4 percent). Food and beverages, however, fell 4 percent. Also, imports of capital goods jumped 12 percent to AUD 6.75 billion, mostly driven by telecommunications equipment (10 percent) and capital goods n.e.s (80 percent) while machinery and industrial equipment imports dropped 3 percent. Additionally, purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods increased 4 percent to AUD 11.06 billion, boosted by fuels and lubricants (8 percent) and processed industrial supplies n.e.s (7 percent). Conversely, purchases of non-monetary gold tumbled 34 percent to AUD 0.73 billion, while those of services were unchanged at AUD 8.74 billion.

2019-10-03
Australia Imports Decline 0.4% MoM in August
Imports to Australia fell 0.4 percent over a month earlier to AUD 35.06 billion in August 2019. Purchases of consumption goods fell by 1 percent to AUD 8.70 billion, largely due to consumption goods n.e.s (-1%). Also, imports of capital goods decreased by 2 percent to AUD 6.01 billion, namely machinery and industrial equipment (-5%). Additionally, purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods shrank by 4 percent to AUD 10.60 billion, weighed down by fuels and lubricants (-7%) and processed industrial supplies n.e.s (-4%). On the other hand, purchases of non-monetary gold surged 40 percent to AUD 1.1 billion, and those of services expanded 2 percent, boosted by maintenance and repair services n.i.e, which up AUD 119 million and travel (1%).

2019-09-05
Australia Imports Soar 3% MoM in July
Imports to Australia rose 3 percent month-over-month to AUD 35.27 billion in July 2019. Purchases of consumption goods rose by 4 percent to AUD 8.78 billion, largely due to non-industrial transport equipment (14 percent). In addition, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods went up by 5 percent to AUD 11.16 billion, mainly boosted by fuels and lubricants (14 percent). Also, imports of non-monetary gold soared 29 percent to AUD 787 million. On the other hand, purchases of capital goods fell 1 percent to AUD 6.11 billion, largely due to civil aircraft and confidentialised items (-36 percent) and capital goods n.e.s (-15 percent). Additionally, imports of services fell by AUD 30 million to AUD 8.43 billion, led by maintenance and repair services n.i.e (-30 percent) and transport (-1 percent).

2019-08-06
Australia Imports Slump in June
Imports to Australia dropped 4 percent from a month earlier to AUD 34.34 billion in June 2019. Purchases of capital goods tumbled 9 percent to AUD 6.29 billion, in particular machinery and industrial equipment (-5 percent), telecommunications equipment (-9 percent), and industrial transport equipment n.e.s (-18 percent). Also, purchases of consumption goods declined 5 percent to AUD 8.35 billion, due to non-industrial transport equipment (-13 percent), consumption goods n.e.s (-6 percent); and imports of intermediate goods and other merchandise goods fell 3 percent to AUD 10.62 billion, mainly dragged down by fuels and lubricants (-11 percent) and parts for transport equipment (-4 percent). By contrast, purchases of non-monetary gold jumped 28 percent to AUD 610 million. Imports of services were little-changed to AUD 8.48 billion.

2019-07-03
Australia Imports Rise 2% MoM in May
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).


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 Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5800.00 4075.00 7905.00 -4212.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account 7855.00 4669.00 7855.00 -22471.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.50 -3.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
Imports 35093.00 36113.00 36214.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 40893.00 40187.00 43040.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
External Debt 2189706.00 2139816.00 2189706.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.10 100.20 106.40 47.50 points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 80891.00 55183.00 80891.00 -37051.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows -7893.00 -3500.00 24576.00 -7893.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 815900.00 774000.00 1057900.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.74 68.74 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 375.00 384.00 781.00 238.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.65 2.83 3.11 0.01 [+]
Weapons Sales 38.00 98.00 158.00 2.00 USD Million [+]

Australia Imports by Country Last Previous
China 7996098.72 8103888.50 AUD THO Nov/19
United States 3092962.33 3088899.08 AUD THO Nov/19
Japan 1617267.92 2078377.67 AUD THO Nov/19
South Korea 1071472.45 1070160.82 AUD THO Nov/19
Germany 1040800.78 1132053.07 AUD THO Nov/19
Thailand 929740.94 1360404.08 AUD THO Nov/19
Singapore 927991.73 1299721.95 AUD THO Nov/19
Malaysia 849162.44 1117085.26 AUD THO Nov/19
Italy 645658.18 543492.43 AUD THO Nov/19
New Zealand 612395.15 735402.83 AUD THO Nov/19
Vietnam 555302.72 547339.59 AUD THO Nov/19
United Kingdom 538501.58 653258.40 AUD THO Nov/19
France 529030.07 615480.21 AUD THO Nov/19
Indonesia 390148.38 394541.71 AUD THO Nov/19
Taiwan 383756.41 602429.69 AUD THO Nov/19
Mexico 373486.69 281559.86 AUD THO Nov/19
India 357327.11 498052.60 AUD THO Nov/19
Papua New Guinea 317337.30 357783.50 AUD THO Nov/19
Switzerland 286118.71 298852.05 AUD THO Nov/19
Netherlands 247777.43 218834.00 AUD THO Nov/19
Australia Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 10452.00 11470.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Consumption Goods 9442.00 10420.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Capital Goods 6644.00 7220.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Misc. Manufactured Articles 4340.00 4631.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Tourism Related Service 4140.00 5234.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Services, Travel 3581.00 4565.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Fuels & Lubricants 3315.00 3484.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 3155.00 3354.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Consumption Goods Nes 3141.00 3247.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Manufactured Goods 2873.00 3059.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Chemicals & Rel. Products 2481.00 2684.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Machinery & Industrial Equipment 2115.00 2115.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Non-industrial Transport Equipme 1804.00 2241.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Telecommunications Equipment 1664.00 1662.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Textiles Clothing & Footwear 1630.00 1780.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Misc. Manufactured Articles, Nes 1590.00 1668.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Food & Live Animals 1491.00 1631.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Parts For Transport Equipment 1179.00 1226.00 AUD Million Nov/19
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 1113.00 1137.00 AUD Million Nov/19
ADP Equipment 1072.00 1172.00 AUD Million Nov/19

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