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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jan 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/02/2010   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

November 2009
December 2009
January 2010
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
712
781
645
Beverages and tobacco
173
176
121
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
173
250
162
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 166
2 694
2 011
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
44
53
36
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 696
1 695
1 633
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 871
1 684
1 892
Machinery and transport equipment
7 649
7 005
5 792
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 323
1 964
2 137
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
749
1 330
958
TOTAL
17 555
17 631
15 387





JANUARY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the January 2010 merchandise imports were $15,387m, a decrease of $2,244m (13%) on the revised December 2009 merchandise imports of $17,631m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods imports (debits) on a balance of payments basis decreased by $741m (4%) in seasonally adjusted terms from $17,444m in December 2009 to $16,703m in January 2010. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $517m (7%) with the fuels and lubricants component down $666m (25%), non-monetary gold fell $314m (47%), capital goods fell $32m (1%) while consumption goods rose $122m (2%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2010 18 March 2010
March 2010 21 April 2010
April 2010 19 May 2010
May 2010 21 June 2010
June 2010 19 July 2010
July 2010 19 August 2010



INQUIRIES

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