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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Mar 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/04/2014   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
1 017
946
874
Beverages and tobacco
200
205
188
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
198
201
287
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 802
3 748
3 107
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
50
33
60
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 242
1 925
2 271
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 640
2 082
2 081
Machinery and transport equipment
7 543
7 414
7 430
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 951
2 590
2 592
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
959
1 010
865
TOTAL
21 601
20 154
19 756





MARCH KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, March 2014 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $19,756m, a fall of $398m (2%) on the revised February 2014 merchandise imports of $20,154m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $1,142m (6%) between February and March 2014.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $16m between February and March 2014 to $22,436m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $225m (2%). Capital goods fell $119m (2%), consumption goods fell $48m (1%) and non–monetary gold fell $41m (12%).


REVISIONS
  • Revisions have been made to the previous six months to incorporate the latest administrative data relating to international merchandise trade.
  • The preliminary balance of payments debits estimates incorporate the latest available data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2014 19 May 2014
May 2014 17 June 2014
June 2014 17 July 2014
July 2014 19 August 2014
August 2014 17 September 2014
September 2014 21 October 2014



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