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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, May 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/06/2014   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

March 2014
April 2014
May 2014
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
874
924
1 001
Beverages and tobacco
188
210
202
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
287
195
216
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 070
3 170
3 773
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
60
36
48
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 258
2 273
2 142
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 078
2 438
2 433
Machinery and transport equipment
7 371
7 371
7 750
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 590
2 780
2 669
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
865
820
937
TOTAL
19 643
20 217
21 171





MAY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, May 2014 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $21,171m, a rise of $954m (5%) on the revised April 2014 merchandise imports of $20,217m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $390m (2%) between April and May 2014.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits fell $175m (1%) between April and May 2014 to $22,303m. Capital goods fell $195m (4%) and consumption goods fell $35m (1%). Non–monetary gold rose $38m (12%) and intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $16m.

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
June 2014 17 July 2014
July 2014 19 August 2014
August 2014 17 September 2014
September 2014 21 October 2014
October 2014 18 November 2014
November 2014 17 December 2014



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