Australia Balance of Trade  1971-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Australia reported a trade gap of AUD3.41 billion in February of 2016, an increase of 8.0 percent from an upwardly revised AUD3.16 billion deficit in a month earlier and missing market expectations, as exports fell by 1.0 percent while imports remained unchanged. Balance of Trade in Australia averaged -567.86 AUD Million from 1971 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 2225 AUD Million in February of 2009 and a record low of -4272 AUD Million in April of 2015. Balance of Trade in Australia is reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3410.00 -3156.00 2225.00 -4272.00 1971 - 2016 AUD Million Monthly
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In 2010 and 2011, Australia reported consistent trade surpluses due to high prices of commodities. However, from 2012 the trade balance has been back to deficit, with exception of first three months of 2014, mostly due to a sharp drop in value of commodity exports. In 2015, the biggest trade surpluses were recorded with China, Hong Kong and Japan and New Zealand. The biggest trade deficits were recorded with the United States, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia and Thailand. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-03 12:30 AM Dec A$-3.535B A$-2.73B A$-2.5B A$-2.3B
2016-03-03 12:30 AM Jan A$-2.94B A$-3.52B A$-3.1B A$-3.2B
2016-04-05 01:30 AM Feb A$-3.41B A$-3.16B A$-2.6B A$-3.2B
2016-05-05 01:30 AM Mar A$-3.41B A$-2.9B A$-3.3B
2016-06-02 01:30 AM Apr -3.4B
2016-07-05 01:30 AM May -3.3B

Australia Trade Deficit Widens in February


Australia reported a trade gap of AUD3.41 billion in February of 2016, an increase of 8.0 percent from an upwardly revised AUD3.16 billion deficit in a month earlier and missing market expectations, as exports fell while imports remained unchanged.

Between January and February 2016, in seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services exports fell AUD308 million (-1 percent) to AUD 25,265 million. Non-rural goods rose AUD232 million (+2 percent. Non-monetary gold fell AUD290 million (-20 percent and rural goods fell AUD200 million (-5 percent). Net exports of goods under merchanting remained steady at AUD40 million and services credits fell AUD50 million (-1 percent).

Goods and services debits fell AUD54 million to AUD28,487 million. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell AUD269 million (-3 percent). Consumption goods rose AUD272 million (+3 percent), non-monetary gold rose AUD23 million (+7 percent) and capital goods rose AUD23 million. Services imports fell AUD102 million (-2 percent).

ABS l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
4/5/2016 3:37:56 AM

Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -3410.00 -3156.00 2225.00 -4272.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 25265.00 25573.00 29263.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 28675.00 28729.00 30270.00 396.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -21106.00 -18848.00 295.00 -21106.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.60 -3.00 1.40 -6.70 percent [+]
External Debt 1911243.00 1907269.00 1911243.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 80.60 83.30 118.50 49.30 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 57525.00 56183.00 57932.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 20866.00 18753.00 21907.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 796700.00 620500.00 897700.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 79.85 79.85 79.85 79.69 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 330.00 335.00 781.00 258.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.11 0.22 3.11 0.01 [+]




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