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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jan 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/02/2011   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
812
762
662
Beverages and tobacco
161
175
120
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
239
212
158
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 550
3 025
2 225
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
45
50
28
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 912
1 844
1 902
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 934
1 836
1 855
Machinery and transport equipment
7 559
6 914
5 976
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 583
2 240
2 087
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 351
1 108
765
TOTAL
19 145
18 166
15 778





JANUARY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the January 2011 merchandise imports were $15,778m, a decrease of $2,388m (13%) on the December 2010 merchandise imports of $18,166m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms decreased $2,381m (13%). In seasonally adjusted terms goods debits decreased $960m (5%) from $17,943m in December 2010 to $16,983m in January 2011. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $906m (11%) with the fuels and lubricants component down $754m (26%) after increasing by 17% the previous month; and the other merchandise goods component down $172m (71%). Non-monetary gold fell $102m (26%) and consumption goods fell $79m (1%). Capital goods rose $128m (3%).


IMPACT OF THE FLOODS
  • Extensive flooding began in late December 2010 in Queensland, and was more extensive in both Queensland and other states in January 2011. The collection and processing of data included in this publication were not disrupted.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2011 21 March 2011
March 2011 19 April 2011
April 2011 18 May 2011
May 2011 21 June 2011
June 2011 19 July 2011
July 2011 18 August 2011



INQUIRIES

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