Imports of goods and services to Australia dropped by 2 percent month-over-month to AUD 32.73 billion in September 2021, as domestic demand weakened amid lockdown measures to curb rising cases of the Delta strain in some states. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell 1 percent to AUD 11.79 billion, weighed down by fuel and lubricants (-8 percent). In addition, purchases of consumption goods dropped 10 percent to AUD 8.83 billion, led by non-industrial transport equipment fell $971m from a record high in August 2021. By contrast, imports of capital goods were up by 7 percent to AUD 7.20 billion, supported by capital goods n.e.s (68 percent). Also, arrivals of services grew by 4 percent, mainly lifted by transport (11 percent). source: Australian Bureau of Statistic

Imports in Australia averaged 12794.94 AUD Million from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 36217 AUD Million in September 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 2021.

Imports in Australia is expected to be 33000.00 AUD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Imports is projected to trend around 36500.00 AUD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Imports


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-05 12:30 AM Aug -1% 3.6%
2021-11-04 12:30 AM Sep -2% -1% -0.7%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 12243.00 14739.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Imports 32725.00 33311.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Exports 44969.00 48524.00 AUD Million Sep/21

News Stream
Australia Imports Decline 2% MoM
Imports of goods and services to Australia dropped by 2 percent month-over-month to AUD 32.73 billion in September 2021, as domestic demand weakened amid lockdown measures to curb rising cases of the Delta strain in some states. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell 1 percent to AUD 11.79 billion, weighed down by fuel and lubricants (-8 percent). In addition, purchases of consumption goods dropped 10 percent to AUD 8.83 billion, led by non-industrial transport equipment fell $971m from a record high in August 2021. By contrast, imports of capital goods were up by 7 percent to AUD 7.20 billion, supported by capital goods n.e.s (68 percent). Also, arrivals of services grew by 4 percent, mainly lifted by transport (11 percent).
2021-11-04
Australia Imports Fall 1% MoM
Imports of goods and services to Australia dropped by 1 percent month-over-month to AUD 33.45 billion in August 2021, as domestic demand moderated amid lockdown measures to curb rising cases of the Delta strain in some states. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods shrank 7 percent to AUD 11.91 billion, mainly led by other parts for capital goods (-43 percent). In addition, imports of capital goods also fell 4 percent to AUD 6.76 billion, weighed down by driven by capital goods n.e.s (-36b percent). By contrast, purchases of consumption goods rose 4 percent to AUD 9.80 billion, led by non-industrial transport equipment which recorded a historic high coinciding with strong demand for passenger vehicles. Also, imports of services rose by 1 percent to AUD 4.39 billion, driven by transport (3 percent) and travel (13 percent).
2021-10-05
Australia Imports Climb to 18-Month High
Imports of goods and services to Australia grew by 3 percent month-over-month to an 18-month high of AUD 33.83 billion in July 2021, buoyed by robust domestic demand following an acceleration in the COVID-19 vaccination drive. Arrivals of intermediate and other merchandise goods surged 15% to AUD 12.52 billion, led by other parts for capital goods (81 percent) and processed industrial supplies n.e.s. (8 percent). By contrast, purchases of consumption goods were down 3 percent to AUD 9.37 billion, due to textiles, clothing, and footwear (-4 percent); consumption goods n.e.s (-4 percent); and household electrical items (-9 percent). Also, imports of capital goods fell 1 percent to AUD 7.17 billion, weighed down by machinery and industrial equipment (-5 percent), and industrial transport equipment n.e.s. (-19 percent). In addition, purchases of services declined by 2 percent to AUD 4.34 billion, mainly driven by travel (-37 percent).
2021-09-02

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 8536226.95 6769697.18 AUD THO Sep/21
United States 2844158.47 3159813.32 AUD THO Sep/21
Japan 1417420.79 1727403.46 AUD THO Sep/21
Germany 1269733.53 1406167.92 AUD THO Sep/21
Thailand 1192702.29 1118193.72 AUD THO Sep/21
Singapore 1150715.67 1452132.77 AUD THO Sep/21
South Korea 1023160.86 980328.31 AUD THO Sep/21
Malaysia 1016688.46 1073592.11 AUD THO Sep/21
Italy 709674.46 678008.82 AUD THO Sep/21
Taiwan 662346.78 536062.50 AUD THO Sep/21
India 623665.43 657371.61 AUD THO Sep/21
New Zealand 582291.98 606439.74 AUD THO Sep/21
Vietnam 553880.75 552552.65 AUD THO Sep/21
United Kingdom 512551.95 619593.98 AUD THO Sep/21
France 498415.16 531483.95 AUD THO Sep/21
Indonesia 465884.77 397418.44 AUD THO Sep/21
Belgium 460333.09 369136.02 AUD THO Sep/21
Switzerland 265032.86 277518.69 AUD THO Sep/21
Spain 249880.68 176721.88 AUD THO Sep/21
Netherlands 209913.31 247285.54 AUD THO Sep/21
Australia Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 11214.00 11118.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles 4517.00 4187.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 4186.00 3739.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Chemicals & Rel. Products 3365.00 3263.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Manufactured Goods 3307.00 3034.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Consumption Goods Nes 3111.00 3062.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Fuels & Lubricants 2739.00 2910.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Machinery & Industrial Equipment 2376.00 2421.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Textiles Clothing & Footwear 1787.00 1655.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles, Nes 1628.00 1485.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Services, Shipment 1608.00 1402.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Non-industrial Transport Equipme 1589.00 2424.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 1493.00 1416.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Food & Live Animals 1346.00 1445.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Telecommunications Equipment 1268.00 915.00 AUD Million Sep/21
ADP Equipment 1165.00 1132.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Parts For Transport Equipment 1161.00 1293.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Indust.transport Equip.nes 1156.00 998.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Apparel & Clothing Access Articles 974.00 879.00 AUD Million Sep/21
Manufactures of Metals 970.00 831.00 AUD Million Sep/21

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