Imports to Australia increased 3 percent from a month earlier to AUD 35.39 billlion in January 2019. Purchases of consumption goods went up 6 percent to AUD 8.88 billion, driven by non-industrial transport equipment (14 pct); and consumption goods n.e.s. (7 pct). Also, imports of capital goods rose 12 percent to AUD 6.69 billion, boosted by industrial transport equipment n.e.s (44 pct); machinery and industrial equipment (15 pct); and ADP equipment (16 pct). Additionally, purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods advanced 1 percent to AUD 11.10 billion, led by processed industrial supplies n.e.s. (4 pct); and other parts for capital goods (8 pct). Conversely, imports of non-monetary gold fell 13 percent to AUD 453 million. In addition, purchases of services shrank 2 percent to AUD 8.26 billion, mainly due to travel (-4 pct). Imports in Australia averaged 11688.63 AUD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 36271 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
2018-12-06 12:30 AM Imports MoM 3% -1%
2019-01-08 12:30 AM Imports MoM 2% 3%
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 3%
2019-05-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM
2019-06-07 01:30 AM Imports MoM


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4549.00 3769.00 4673.00 -4314.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -7203.00 -10785.00 277.00 -22471.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -1.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
Imports 35388.00 34267.00 36271.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 39937.00 38036.00 39937.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
External Debt 2084046.00 2031327.00 2084046.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 92.70 89.30 106.40 47.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 60499.00 64825.00 64825.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 9862.00 11116.00 25377.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 731100.00 1057900.00 1057900.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.70 68.70 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 320.00 318.00 781.00 243.00 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
35388.00 34267.00 36271.00 393.00 1971 - 2019 AUD Million Monthly
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