Australia Imports

Imports in Australia increased to 28770 AUD Million in February of 2014 from 28458 AUD Million in January of 2014. Imports in Australia is reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistic. Imports in Australia averaged 9400.26 AUD Million from 1971 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 28770 AUD Million in February of 2014 and a record low of 396 AUD Million in May of 1972. Australia is a major importer of machinery and transport equipment, computers and office machines and telecommunication lasers. Main import partners are China (15 percent of total imports), United States (13 percent of total imports), Japan (8 percent of total imports) and Singapore (7 percent of total imports). This page provides - Australia Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-25

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
28770.00 28458.00 28770.00 396.00 28659.11 | 2014/03 1971 - 2014 AUD Million Monthly


Australia Imports

CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-02-06 12:30 AM Australia
Imports MoM
Dec 2013 2% -1.0% 3.6%
2014-03-06 12:30 AM Australia
Imports MoM
Jan 2014 1% 2.0%
2014-04-03 01:30 AM Australia
Imports MoM
Feb 2014 1.0% 1.0%
2014-05-06 01:30 AM Australia
Imports MoM
Mar 2014 1.0%

Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Current Account -10139.00 2013-11-15 -12710.00 295.00 -20912.00 -10398.30 2014-03-31 AUD Million [+]
Exports 29970.00 2014-02-15 29850.00 29970.00 435.00 29986.85 2014-03-31 AUD Million [+]
Balance of Trade 1200.00 2014-02-15 1392.00 2205.00 -3872.00 904.40 2014-03-31 AUD Million [+]
Imports 28770.00 2014-02-15 28458.00 28770.00 396.00 28659.11 2014-03-31 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.90 2013-12-31 -4.10 1.40 -6.70 -2.60 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Capital Flows 11480.00 2013-11-15 14658.00 20304.00 -375.00 11510.45 2014-03-31 AUD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 338.00 2013-12-15 337.00 781.00 282.00 303.41 2014-01-31 Thousands Barrels per Day [+]
External Debt 1513019.00 2013-12-31 1436545.00 1513019.00 147248.00 1520982.81 2014-03-31 AUD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 55972.00 2012-06-29 58011.00 58011.00 -36248.00 55873.24 2012-12-31 AUD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 79.85 2013-12-31 79.85 79.85 79.69 79.85 2014-03-31 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 88.10 2013-11-15 87.50 106.50 44.70 86.95 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 627100.00 2014-02-15 548100.00 785000.00 30100.00 614733.08 2014-03-31 [+]

Imports | Notes
An import is any good or service brought into one country from another country in a legitimate fashion, typically for use in trade. Import goods or services are provided to domestic consumers by foreign producers. An import in the receiving country is an export to the sending country. Import of goods normally requires involvement of the Customs authorities in both the country of import and the country of export and is often subject to import quotas, tariffs and trade agreements.


Australia Inflation Rate Accelerates Further in Q1  
Australian annual consumer prices advanced 2.9 percent in the first three months of 2014, up from 2.7 percent in the previous quarter, but below market forecasts. The rise was driven by seasonal increases in cost of healthcare, transport and school fees, and by a large hike in tobacco duties.
Australia's Jobless Rate Down to 5.8% in March  
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 5.8 percent in March while the number of people employed increased by 18,100 to 11,553,200.
Australia Reports Third Monthly Trade Surplus in February  
Australia's trade surplus narrowed in February when compared to a downwardly revised result in the previous month, but performed better than analysts had expected.
Australia Leaves Rate Steady at 2.5%  
At its April 1st, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 percent, as it considers the current policy stance appropriate to support demand and growth.
Australia's Unemployment Rate Stable in February  
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stayed at 6 percent in February as more people joined the labour force. The employment surged by 47,300, the biggest gain in 13 months and above forecasts.
Australia's Trade Surplus Hits 29-Month High in January  
Australia's trade surplus surged to $1,433m in seasonally adjusted terms in the first month of 2014, the highest value since August of 2011 as exports grew faster than imports.
Australian Economy Expands 0.8% in Q4  
Australian GDP grew faster than expected in seasonally adjusted volume terms in the last quarter of 2013. Expansion was mostly driven by exports and consumption while fixed investment declined.
Australia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its March 4th, the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to leave cash rate unchanged at 2.5 percent for the sixth straight meeting, after sending a strong signal last month it wanted a period of interest rate stability.
Australia's Unemployment Rate Up to 6% in January  
Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 6.0 percent in January, the highest level since July of 2003.
Australia Reports Trade Surplus in December  
Australia posted an unexpected trade surplus of $468m in December 2013, an increase of $385m (464%) on the surplus in November 2013. Exports rose 4% supported by the weakened Aussie dollar, while imports grew 2%.


Tokyo Core CPI At 22- Year High in April  
Core consumer prices in Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 2.7 percent in April from a year earlier, the fastest gain since 1992 as an increase in sales tax drove up cost of goods and services.
US Durable Goods Orders Surge in March  
New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $6.0 billion or 2.6 percent to $234.8 billion. This increase, up two consecutive months, followed a 2.1 percent February increase.
US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week  
In the week ending April 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 329,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week's revised level. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
Central Bank of Turkey Leaves Main Rates on Hold  
The Monetary Policy Committee decided on April 24th, 2014, to leave the one-week repo rate on hold at 10.0 percent for the third straight meeting. The Central Bank said it will maintain the current policy stance until there is a significant improvement in the outlook for inflation.
Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows Further in March  
The trade surplus decreased 10.6 percent in March of 2014 from the previous month to CHF 2.1 billion as imports rose at a higher pace than exports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade balance increased by 17.2 percent, driven by stronger sales of pharmaceuticals and chemicals products, and machinery to Europe and China.
Polish Unemployment Rate Falls in March  
Poland’s jobless rate dropped for the second straight month in March of 2014 to 13.5 percent, down from 13.9 percent in February and below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 14.3 percent.
South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.

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