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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Oct 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/11/2014   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
982
1 055
1 179
Beverages and tobacco
228
275
271
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
232
308
323
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 814
3 609
3 416
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
61
47
60
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 082
2 051
2 154
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 504
2 516
2 651
Machinery and transport equipment
7 221
8 405
8 333
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 983
3 176
3 370
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 098
1 150
688
TOTAL
20 204
22 592
22 446





OCTOBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, October 2014 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $22,446m, a decrease of $146m (1%) on the revised September 2014 merchandise imports of $22,592m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $388m (2%) between September and October 2014.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits fell $543m (2%) between September and October 2014 to $22,382m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $372m (4%), consumption goods fell $95m (1%), capital goods fell $43m (1%) and non–monetary gold fell $34m (9%).


REVISIONS
  • Revisions have been made to the previous six months to incorporate the latest administrative data relating to international merchandise trade.
  • The preliminary balance of payments debits estimates incorporate the latest available data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2014 17 December 2014
December 2014 20 January 2015
January 2015 17 February 2015
February 2015 18 March 2015
March 2015 21 April 2015
April 2015 19 May 2015



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