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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Sep 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/10/2004   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
450
454
465
Beverages and tobacco
77
78
88
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
151
173
168
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
1,067
1,032
1,236
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
36
36
42
Chemicals and related products, nes
1,393
1,385
1,498
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1,423
1,516
1,508
Machinery and transport equipment
6,018
5,422
5,807
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1,755
1,878
1,981
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
179
207
286
TOTAL
12,550
12,182
13,081




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


NOTES

INTRODUCTION


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.


DETAILED DATA


More detailed merchandise imports data are available through the National Information and Referral Service, by subscription to AusStats, a 24 hour Internet access service to all ABS statistics, or by tailored subscription (telephone 1300 135 070).


FURTHER INFORMATION


For more details on the classifications used and basis of compilation, see the ABS publication International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5489.0) which is accessible on the ABS web site <http://www.abs.gov.au>, select Themes then International Trade then Publications.


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