Imports of goods and services to Australia climbed 4 percent from the previous month to a 13-month high of AUD 32.70 billion in March 2021, as domestic demand recovered in the wake of coronavirus disruption. Purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 3 percent to AUD 10.64 billion, mainly driven by processed industrial supplies, fuels and lubricants, parts for transport equipment, processed industrial supplies n.e.s, and other parts for capital goods. Imports of consumption goods were up by 1 percent to AUD 10.06 billion, due to textiles, clothing and footwear; food and beverages; and household electrical items. At the same time, imports of capital goods advanced 5 percent to USD 6.90 billion, due to higher purchases of industrial transport equipment and capital goods n.e.s. Meanwhile, imports of services increased 1 percent to AUD 4.12 billion. source: Australian Bureau of Statistic

Imports in Australia averaged 12593.21 AUD Million from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 36199 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 May of 2021.

Imports in Australia is expected to be 35000.00 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 36000.00 in 12 months time. 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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32700.00 31360.00 36199.00 393.00 1971 - 2021 AUD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-04 12:30 AM Dec -2% 9.3%
2021-03-04 12:30 AM Jan -2% -2%
2021-04-01 12:30 AM Feb 5% -2% -1%
2021-05-04 01:30 AM Mar 4% 4.7% 6%


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Australia Imports Hit 13-Month High
Imports of goods and services to Australia climbed 4 percent from the previous month to a 13-month high of AUD 32.70 billion in March 2021, as domestic demand recovered in the wake of coronavirus disruption. Purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods rose 3 percent to AUD 10.64 billion, mainly driven by processed industrial supplies, fuels and lubricants, parts for transport equipment, processed industrial supplies n.e.s, and other parts for capital goods. Imports of consumption goods were up by 1 percent to AUD 10.06 billion, due to textiles, clothing and footwear; food and beverages; and household electrical items. At the same time, imports of capital goods advanced 5 percent to USD 6.90 billion, due to higher purchases of industrial transport equipment and capital goods n.e.s. Meanwhile, imports of services increased 1 percent to AUD 4.12 billion.
2021-05-04
Australia Imports Highest in A Year
Imports of goods and services to Australia jumped 5 percent from the previous month to a one-year high of AUD 31.40 billion in February 2021, adding to signs of recovery in domestic demand. Purchases of intermediate and other merchandise goods surged 13 percent to AUD 10.45 billion, mainly driven by processed industrial supplies, fuels and lubricants, parts for transport equipment, and other parts for capital goods. Imports of consumption goods rose by 3 percent to AUD 9.88 billion, due to non-industrial transport equipment, textiles, clothing and footwear, and food and beverages. By contrast, imports of capital goods dropped 1 percent to USD 6.47 billion, due to lower purchases of telecommunications equipment and industrial transport equipment. Imports of services were up 4 percent to AUD 4.15 billion.
2021-04-01
Australia Imports Fall in January
Imports of goods and services to Australia dropped 2 percent from the previous month to a three-month low of AUD 29.71 billion in January 2021, as domestic demand weakened following a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in some states. Purchases of consumption goods fell by 3 percent to AUD 9.53 billion, due to non-industrial transport equipment, textiles, clothing and footwear, and food and beverages, mainly for consumption. Imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods declined 2 percent to AUD 9.30 billion, driven by processed industrial supplies. On the other hand, purchases of capital goods were little-changed at USD 6.53 billion; while imports of services were flat at AUD 3.91 billion.
2021-03-04
Australia Imports Fall
Imports of goods and services to Australia shrank 2 percent from the prior month to AUS 30.48 billion, as domestic demand weakened following a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in some states in the country.Purchases of capital goods plunged 16 percent to USD 6.64 billion, on the back of purchases of machinery and industrial equipment and industrial transport equipment n.e.s. Meanwhile, purchases of consumption goods rose by 2 percent to AUD 9.86 billion, due to non-industrial transport equipment and consumption goods n.e.s. Also, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods increased 2 percent to AUD 9.50 billion, driven by processed industrial supplies n.e.s . At the same time, imports of services were up 1 percent to AUD 3.90 billion.
2021-02-04

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 7001284.19 6807684.67 AUD THO Mar/21
United States 2836795.69 2515965.46 AUD THO Mar/21
Japan 2120175.67 1546796.06 AUD THO Mar/21
Thailand 1654426.70 1159429.31 AUD THO Mar/21
Germany 1152168.20 1155408.95 AUD THO Mar/21
Malaysia 1151750.39 961735.86 AUD THO Mar/21
South Korea 996303.18 758091.60 AUD THO Mar/21
Singapore 977877.68 946049.81 AUD THO Mar/21
United Kingdom 826623.17 557447.17 AUD THO Mar/21
India 674351.21 569944.56 AUD THO Mar/21
Vietnam 625294.59 497643.63 AUD THO Mar/21
Italy 616256.72 618288.48 AUD THO Mar/21
New Zealand 572538.99 492764.46 AUD THO Mar/21
France 502409.71 480068.08 AUD THO Mar/21
Taiwan 439276.64 372834.61 AUD THO Mar/21
Indonesia 413977.34 424573.93 AUD THO Mar/21
Switzerland 307745.46 251986.06 AUD THO Mar/21
Netherlands 282134.98 232770.83 AUD THO Mar/21
Mexico 263769.87 249128.68 AUD THO Mar/21
Canada 208831.51 147881.86 AUD THO Mar/21
Australia Imports by Category Last Previous
Machinery & Transport Equipment 11508.00 10223.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Consumption Goods 9820.00 9062.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Capital Goods 6789.00 5944.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles 4130.00 3857.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 3701.00 3244.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Chemicals & Rel. Products 3087.00 2596.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Manufactured Goods 3066.00 2717.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Consumption Goods Nes 2883.00 2715.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Fuels & Lubricants 2390.00 2351.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Non-industrial Transport Equipme 2373.00 2285.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Machinery & Industrial Equipment 2337.00 2170.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Textiles Clothing & Footwear 1825.00 1685.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Food & Live Animals 1468.00 1332.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Indust.transport Equip.nes 1404.00 1036.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Misc. Manufactured Articles, Nes 1328.00 1242.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Parts For Transport Equipment 1225.00 1081.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Services, Shipment 1220.00 1123.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Commodities & Transactions, Nec 1209.00 627.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Medicinal & Pharmaceutical Products 1196.00 932.00 AUD Million Mar/21
Apparel & Clothing Access Articles 1039.00 975.00 AUD Million Mar/21

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