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. 2014-04-19

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 282.00 2013-10-15 353.00 781.00 282.00 307.43 2013-11-30 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.


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