Imports of goods and services to Australia tumbled 6 percent month-on-month to a three-month low of AUD 28.11 billion in September 2020, as domestic demand deteriorated amid a fresh wave of infections in some states. Purchases of consumption goods dropped by 4 percent to AUD 8.89 billion, due to textiles (-11 percent), food and beverages, mainly for consumption (-3 percent), toys, books and leisure goods (-4 percent) and consumption goods n.e.s. (-2 percent). Additionally, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell 7 percent to AUD 8.95 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (-11 percent) and processed industrial supplies n.e.s (-3 percent) while those of capital goods declined 3 percent to AUD 5.89 billion, of which telecommunications equipment (-29 percent). Also, arrivals of non-monetary gold plunged 42 percent to AUD 0.71 million. In addition, imports of services were down 2 percent to AUD 3.68 billion, led by transport (-6 percent). source: Australian Bureau of Statistic

Imports in Australia averaged 12410.07 AUD Million from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 36172 AUD Million in October of 2019 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. Australia Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2020.

Imports in Australia is expected to be 34100.00 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 35500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Australia Imports is projected to trend around 36000.00 AUD Million in 2021 and 36500.00 AUD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
28108.00 29855.00 36172.00 393.00 1971 - 2020 AUD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-04 01:30 AM Jun 1% -6.7% -4%
2020-09-03 01:30 AM Jul 7% 1.3% 3%
2020-10-06 12:30 AM Aug 2% 6.2% -3%
2020-11-05 12:30 AM Sep -6% 1.3% 6%
2020-12-03 12:30 AM Oct -6%
2021-01-07 12:30 AM Nov
2021-01-09 12:30 AM Nov
2021-02-06 12:30 AM Dec


News Stream
Australia Imports Plunge 6% MoM
Imports of goods and services to Australia tumbled 6 percent month-on-month to a three-month low of AUD 28.11 billion in September 2020, as domestic demand deteriorated amid a fresh wave of infections in some states. Purchases of consumption goods dropped by 4 percent to AUD 8.89 billion, due to textiles (-11 percent), food and beverages, mainly for consumption (-3 percent), toys, books and leisure goods (-4 percent) and consumption goods n.e.s. (-2 percent). Additionally, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell 7 percent to AUD 8.95 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (-11 percent) and processed industrial supplies n.e.s (-3 percent) while those of capital goods declined 3 percent to AUD 5.89 billion, of which telecommunications equipment (-29 percent). Also, arrivals of non-monetary gold plunged 42 percent to AUD 0.71 million. In addition, imports of services were down 2 percent to AUD 3.68 billion, led by transport (-6 percent).
2020-11-05
Australia Imports Hit 5-Month High
Imports of goods and services to Australia rose 2 percent month-on-month to a five-month high of AUD 29.99 billion in August 2020, as domestic demand continued to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and despite a fresh wave of infections in Victoria state. Purchases of consumption goods rose by 6 percent to AUD 9.29 billion, due to textiles (1 percent), non-industrial transport equipment (36 percent), toys, books and leisure goods (3 percent) and consumption goods n.e.s. Additionally, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods increased 3 percent to AUD 9.72 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (24 percent) and parts for transport equipment (1 percent) while those of capital goods declined 7 percent to AUD 6.08 billion, of which ADP equipment (-15 percent). Also, arrivals of non-monetary gold rose 10 percent to AUD 1.21 million. In addition, imports of services were up 1 percent to AUD 3.70 billion, led by transport (4 percent).
2020-10-06
Australia Imports Soar in July
Imports of goods and services to Australia surged 7 percent month-on-month to a four-month high of AUD 29.89 billion in July 2020, as domestic demand continued to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and despite a second wave of infections in Victoria state. Purchases of consumption goods rose by 7 percent to AUD 8.80 billion, due to textiles (5 percent), non-industrial transport equipment (90 percent) and household electrical items (13 percent). Also, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods increased 2 percent to AUD 9.74 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (12 percent), while those of capital goods advanced 18 percent to AUD 6.53 billion, of which ADP equipment (26 percent). In addition, arrivals of non-monetary gold surged 37 percent to AUD 1.11 million. By contrast, imports of services fell 3 percent to AUD 3.73 billion, led by tourism-related services (-3 percent).
2020-09-03
Australia Imports Recover in June
Imports of goods and services to Australia expanded 1 percent month-on-month to AUD 27.98 billion in June 2020, as demand started to strengthen as the economy slowly emerged from the coronavirus crisis. Purchases of consumption goods grew by 7 percent to AUD 8.22 billion, due to textiles (16 percent), and consumption goods n.e.s. (8 percent) household electrical items (33 percent). Also, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods advanced 5 percent to AUD 9.60 billion, driven by fuels and lubricants (28 percent), while those of services rose 1 percent to AUD 3.88 billion, led by tourism-related services (12 percent). By contrast, arrivals of capital goods fell 2 percent to AUD 5.49 billion, of which ADP equipment (-31 percent). In addition, purchases of non-monetary gold plunged 40 percent to AUD 806 million.
2020-08-04

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 Imports by Country Last Previous
China 6912274.33 6647343.92 AUD THO Sep/20
United States 2503430.10 2579599.65 AUD THO Sep/20
Japan 1452887.18 1278729.54 AUD THO Sep/20
Germany 1170427.86 1336930.81 AUD THO Sep/20
Thailand 1129837.61 1297211.91 AUD THO Sep/20
South Korea 939907.34 653061.90 AUD THO Sep/20
Malaysia 699632.64 742282.90 AUD THO Sep/20
Italy 613436.64 592855.14 AUD THO Sep/20
United Kingdom 590226.31 583709.81 AUD THO Sep/20
Singapore 562779.84 748579.49 AUD THO Sep/20
New Zealand 551898.60 603452.09 AUD THO Sep/20
Vietnam 503554.53 615780.61 AUD THO Sep/20
France 475549.13 540273.56 AUD THO Sep/20
India 433178.84 549956.01 AUD THO Sep/20
Indonesia 368792.28 331868.96 AUD THO Sep/20
Taiwan 362190.18 427627.20 AUD THO Sep/20
Papua New Guinea 335333.32 210614.20 AUD THO Sep/20
Switzerland 306006.36 241978.66 AUD THO Sep/20
Mexico 302698.24 218178.20 AUD THO Sep/20
Canada 216842.22 198767.36 AUD THO Sep/20
Australia Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 9707.00 9686.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Consumption Goods 9257.00 9169.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Capital Goods 6052.00 5863.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Misc. Manufactured Articles 4163.00 4035.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 3010.00 2941.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Consumption Goods Nes 2960.00 2969.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Manufactured Goods 2870.00 2884.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Chemicals & Rel. Products 2416.00 2470.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Machinery & Industrial Equipment 2120.00 2095.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Non-industrial Transport Equipme 1800.00 1713.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Textiles Clothing & Footwear 1769.00 1927.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Fuels & Lubricants 1757.00 2048.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Misc. Manufactured Articles, Nes 1501.00 1419.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Food & Live Animals 1345.00 1414.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Parts For Transport Equipment 1073.00 1074.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 1053.00 1043.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Indust.transport Equip.nes 991.00 921.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Telecommunications Equipment 977.00 1064.00 AUD Million Sep/20
Commodities & Transactions, Nec 939.00 1051.00 AUD Million Sep/20
ADP Equipment 914.00 841.00 AUD Million Sep/20

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