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4156.0.55.002 - Value of Sport, Australia, 2013 Quality Declaration 
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IMPORTS OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL RECREATION GOODS

The value (in current prices) of sport and physical recreation goods imported into Australia during 2012–13 was $2,108.7m. This was higher than the $2,006.7m recorded in 2011–12.

8.3 Imports of selected sport and physical recreation goods(a), Current prices - 2006-07 to 2012-13

2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Boats, yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports
521.3
591.9
447.9
392.3
502.0
447.4
403.5
Bicycles and other cycles, not motorised
174.9
174.5
239.9
199.5
219.7
210.1
252.6
General physical exercise, gymnasium or athletics articles and equipment
241.1
227.4
247.4
221.6
216.6
237.1
249.9
Sports or physical recreation footwear
175.7
142.2
161.4
152.2
142.4
169.9
196.1
Articles and equipment for sports or outdoor games, swimming pools and paddling pools nes
109.8
100.7
127.9
125.0
130.4
134.8
150.1
Spark-ignition marine outboard motors
186.3
169.8
137.6
143.6
131.2
132.5
130.6
Fishing rods, lines, fish-hooks and other line fishing tackle(b)
78.4
73.9
88.5
72.3
78.2
80.4
91.8
Tents
54.3
57.9
64.3
70.5
83.2
75.4
91.3
Total(c)
2 082.5
2 078.8
2 055.5
1 889.2
2 027.4
2 006.7
2 108.7

(a) All data are presented in Australian dollars using Customs Values.
(b) Includes fish landing nets, butterfly nets and similar nets; decoy birds and similar hunting or shooting requisites.
(c) Total includes imports of all sport and physical recreation goods.
Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia.


The three product categories that contributed most to the value of imports, in 2012–13, were boats, yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports ($403.5m), bicycles and other cycles, not motorised ($252.6m) and general physical exercise, gymnasium or athletics articles and equipment ($249.9m). These categories also had high values in previous years. Other categories in the top five for 2012–13 were sports or physical recreation footwear ($196.1m) and other articles and equipment for sports or outdoor games, swimming pools and paddling pools not elsewhere specified ($150.1m). Together, these five sport and physical recreation product categories accounted for 59% (or $1,252.2m) of total imports of sport and physical recreation goods in 2012–13.





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