5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Apr 2016 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/06/2016   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Feb 2016
Mar 2016
Apr 2016
Mar 16 to Apr 16
$m
$m
$m
% change

BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
Trend estimates
-2 790
-2 377
-1 943
18
Seasonally adjusted
-2 875
-1 971
-1 579
20
CREDITS (Exports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
25 810
26 002
26 290
1
Seasonally adjusted
25 541
26 563
26 734
1
DEBITS (Imports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
28 600
28 379
28 234
-1
Seasonally adjusted
28 416
28 535
28 313
-1


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



APRIL KEY POINTS


BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
  • In trend terms, the balance on goods and services was a deficit of $1,943m in April 2016, a decrease of $434m (18%) on the deficit in March 2016.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a deficit of $1,579m in April 2016, a decrease of $392m (20%) on the deficit in March 2016.


CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits rose $171m (1%) to $26,734m. Rural goods rose $157m (5%) and non-monetary gold rose $141m (8%). Non-rural goods fell $224m (1%) and net exports of goods under merchanting fell $2m (5%). Services credits rose $98m (2%).


DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits fell $222m (1%) to $28,313m. Capital goods fell $299m (6%) and non-monetary gold fell $67m (14%). Consumption goods rose $70m (1%) and intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $64m (1%). Services debits rose $11m.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2016 5 July 2016
June 2016 2 August 2016
July 2016 8 September 2016
August 2016 6 October 2016
September 2016 3 November 2016
October 2016 8 December 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 5706 for Services.