AUGUST KEY FIGURES
AUGUST KEY POINTS
|Food and live animals |
|Beverages and tobacco |
|Crude materials, inedible, except fuels |
|Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials |
|Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes |
|Chemicals and related products, nes |
|Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material |
|Machinery and transport equipment |
|Miscellaneous manufactured articles |
|Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC |
This publication presents statistics of Australia's merchandise imports classified according to the broadest level (1 digit sections) of the United Nations Standard International Trade Classification. The data are compiled from information submitted by importers or their agents to the Australian Customs Service. More detailed merchandise imports data are available from AusStats or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service.
INTRODUCTION OF NEW CUSTOMS SYSTEM
From 12 October 2005 all goods arriving in Australia will be recorded and monitored using Customs' Integrated Cargo System. For more information, including details of delays to ABS releases, refer to the article 'ABS Management of the Impact of the Implementation of the Imports Component of the New Customs System' released on the ABS website concurrently with this issue. To access this article select: Themes then International Trade then Topics of Interest.
For more details see the ABS publication International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5489.0) which is accessible on the ABS web site. Ausstats tables 8 and 9 are being released as data cubes with a link to time series spreadsheets.