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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, May 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/06/2004   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
428
398
411
Beverages and tobacco
71
75
60
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
161
154
151
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
957
1,017
1,004
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
38
29
35
Chemicals and related products, nes
1,415
1,394
1,290
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1,352
1,347
1,298
Machinery and transport equipment
5,184
4,758
5,145
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1,571
1,446
1,441
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
242
224
166
Total imports
11,420
10,841
11,000



MAY 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 website <www.abs.gov.au>, select Themes then International Trade then Publications.


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