5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Oct 2015 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/12/2015   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Oct 2015
Sep 15 to Oct 15
$m
$m
$m
% change

BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
Trend estimates
-2 854
-2 790
-2 684
4
Seasonally adjusted
-2 674
-2 403
-3 305
-38
CREDITS (Exports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
26 569
26 806
27 043
1
Seasonally adjusted
26 499
27 423
26 594
-3
DEBITS (Imports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
29 423
29 596
29 727
-
Seasonally adjusted
29 174
29 826
29 900
-

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Balance on Goods and Services
Graph: This graph shows the Balance on Goods and Services for the Trend and Seasonally adjusted series



OCTOBER KEY POINTS


BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
  • In trend terms, the balance on goods and services was a deficit of $2,684m in October 2015, a decrease of $106m (4%) on the deficit in September 2015.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a deficit of $3,305m in October 2015, an increase of $902m (38%) on the deficit in September 2015.


CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits fell $829m (3%) to $26,594m. Non-rural goods fell $544m (3%), rural goods fell $161m (4%), non-monetary gold fell $115m (8%) and net exports of goods under merchanting fell $16m (43%). Services credits rose $8m.


DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits rose $74m to $29,900m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $268m (3%) and capital goods rose $243m (4%). Consumption goods fell $349m (4%) and non-monetary gold fell $69m (14%). Services debits fell $20m.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2015 7 January 2016
December 2015 3 February 2016
January 2016 3 March 2016
February 2016 5 April 2016
March 2016 5 May 2016
April 2016 2 June 2016



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INQUIRIES

For further information contact Balance of Payments on Canberra (02) 62525540 for Goods, and International Trade in Services on Hobart (03) 6222 5926 for Services.