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

Imports to Australia rose AUD 1.09 billion (4 percent from a month earlier) to AUD 30.49 billion in January of 2017. It is the biggest gain since September of 2015, due to rises in purchases of consumption goods (AUD 0.54 billion or 7 percent); intermediate and other merchandise goods (AUD 0.343 billion or 4 percent); capital goods (AUD 0.18 billion or 3 percent) and non-monetary gold (AUD 22 million or 5 percent). Services debits increased AUD 3 million. Imports in Australia averaged 10598.83 AUD Million from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 30494 AUD Million in January of 2017 and a record low of 396 AUD Million in May of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 4% 1%
2017-04-04 01:30 AM Feb 4%
2017-05-05 01:30 AM Mar
2017-06-02 01:30 AM Apr




Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 1302.00 3334.00 3334.00 -4449.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 31796.00 32741.00 32741.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 30494.00 29406.00 30494.00 396.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -3853.00 -10201.00 295.00 -23105.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.60 -3.00 1.40 -6.70 percent [+]
External Debt 1926696.00 1916975.00 1941405.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 102.90 93.90 136.60 49.30 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 29636.00 57525.00 57932.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 3218.00 15721.00 24165.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 725800.00 971800.00 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 5759019.55 AUD THO Jan/17
United States 2119940.38 AUD THO Jan/17
Japan 1462240.97 AUD THO Jan/17
Germany 1128318.51 AUD THO Jan/17
Malaysia 1011138.58 AUD THO Jan/17
South Korea 1003972.58 AUD THO Jan/17
Thailand 934555.01 AUD THO Jan/17
Singapore 686689.51 AUD THO Jan/17
United Kingdom 581365.57 AUD THO Jan/17
Italy 505184.06 AUD THO Jan/17
New Zealand 493785.55 AUD THO Jan/17
France 447971.56 AUD THO Jan/17
Vietnam 387257.23 AUD THO Jan/17
Taiwan 382209.39 AUD THO Jan/17
Indonesia 330893.88 AUD THO Jan/17
India 295765.93 AUD THO Jan/17
Papua New Guinea 289693.40 AUD THO Jan/17
Switzerland 242029.06 AUD THO Jan/17
Sweden 229625.69 AUD THO Jan/17
Netherlands 197123.20 AUD THO Jan/17
Australia Imports by Category Last
Goods and Services (trend) 29910.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Consumption Goods (quarterly) 23583.00 AUD Million Dec/16
General Merchandise 23538.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Capital Goods (quarterly) 16760.00 AUD Million Dec/16
Machinery & Transport Equipment 8178.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Consumption Goods (trend) 8148.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Consumption Goods 8056.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Services (bop Basis) 6458.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Services (trend) 6457.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Capital Goods (trend) 5837.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Capital Goods 5280.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Tourism Related Service 4039.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Misc. Manufactured Articles 3498.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Services, Travel 3463.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Processed Indust.supplies Nes 2785.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Consumption Goods N.e.s. 2700.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Processed Industrial Supplies N. 2668.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Road Vehicles Incl. Air Cushion Vehicl 2529.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Consumption Goods Nes 2518.00 AUD Million Jan/17
Chemicals & Rel. Products 2516.00 AUD Million Jan/17

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
30494.00 29406.00 30494.00 396.00 1971 - 2017 AUD Million Monthly
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