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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Feb 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/03/2004   
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KEY FIGURES


Dec
Jan
Feb
2003
2004
2004
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
478
406
353
Beverages and tobacco
77
65
61
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
184
151
132
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
875
749
873
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
29
28
24
Chemicals and related products n.e.s.
1,112
1220
1200
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1,256
1243
1134
Machinery and transport equipment
5,215
4,401
4080
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1,472
1,382
1399
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
295
295
196
Total imports
10,994
9,939
9452



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 website. Select Themes then International Trade then Publications.

For further information about these and related statistics, contact Siddhartha De on Canberra 02 6252 6519 or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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