Australia Imports  1971-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Goods and services imports in Australia rose 1 percent month-on-month to AUD 29.12 billion in December of 2016. Consumption goods rose AUD 0.16 billion (2 percent), intermediate and other merchandise goods rose AUD 0.13 billion (2 percent) and non-monetary gold rose AUD 0.004 billion (1 percent). Capital goods fell AUD 0.13 billion (-2 percent). Services debits rose AUD 0.042 billion (1 percent). Imports in Australia averaged 10560.60 AUD Million from 1971 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 30342 AUD Million in September of 2015 and a record low of 396 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-08 12:30 AM Oct 2% -1%
2017-01-06 12:30 AM Nov 0% 2%
2017-02-02 12:30 AM Dec 1% 0%
2017-03-02 12:30 AM Jan 1%
2017-04-04 01:30 AM Feb
2017-05-05 01:30 AM Mar




Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3511.00 2040.00 3511.00 -4392.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 32630.00 30951.00 32630.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 29120.00 28911.00 30342.00 396.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -11358.00 -15943.00 295.00 -23014.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.60 -3.00 1.40 -6.70 percent [+]
External Debt 1916975.00 1941405.00 1941405.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 93.90 89.90 136.60 49.30 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 29636.00 57525.00 57932.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 15721.00 15318.00 24165.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 971800.00 720500.00 971800.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 79.85 79.85 79.85 79.69 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 292.00 297.00 781.00 247.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.74 3.11 3.11 0.01 [+]
Weapons Sales 113.00 91.00 158.00 2.00 USD Million [+]


Australia Imports by Country Last
China 5433677.87 AUD THO Sep/16
United States 2517059.73 AUD THO Sep/16
Japan 1840428.11 AUD THO Sep/16
Thailand 1219917.47 AUD THO Sep/16
Germany 1156667.04 AUD THO Sep/16
Malaysia 789200.95 AUD THO Sep/16
South Korea 772386.72 AUD THO Sep/16
New Zealand 679843.82 AUD THO Sep/16
Singapore 569295.57 AUD THO Sep/16
United Kingdom 563699.43 AUD THO Sep/16
Indonesia 510856.71 AUD THO Sep/16
Italy 472553.74 AUD THO Sep/16
Vietnam 418947.75 AUD THO Sep/16
France 396376.84 AUD THO Sep/16
Taiwan 360096.20 AUD THO Sep/16
Ireland 312552.61 AUD THO Sep/16
India 310278.46 AUD THO Sep/16
Papua New Guinea 294671.37 AUD THO Sep/16
Switzerland 239172.01 AUD THO Sep/16
Mexico 223482.48 AUD THO Sep/16
Australia Imports by Category Last
Goods and Services (trend) 28804.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Consumption Goods (quarterly) 24601.00 AUD Million Jun/16
General Merchandise 21319.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Capital Goods (quarterly) 15019.00 AUD Million Jun/16
Machinery & Transport Equipment 8674.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Consumption Goods 8254.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Consumption Goods (trend) 7872.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Services (trend) 6558.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Services (bop Basis) 6544.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Capital Goods 5531.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Capital Goods (trend) 5226.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Tourism Related Service 3840.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Misc. Manufactured Articles 3646.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Services, Travel 3256.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Road Vehicles Incl. Air Cushion Vehicl 2746.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Consumption Goods Nes 2658.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Processed Industrial Supplies N. 2646.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 2638.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Consumption Goods N.e.s. 2471.00 AUD Million Sep/16
Chemicals & Rel. Products 2444.00 AUD Million Sep/16

Australia Imports Notes

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). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
29120.00 28911.00 30342.00 396.00 1971 - 2016 AUD Million Monthly
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