Australian Bureau of Statistics
5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jan 2009
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/02/2009
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24/02/2009 Note: Preliminary analysis shows that goods imports (debits) on a balance of payments basis decreased by $1,713m (8%) in seasonally adjusted terms between December 2008 and January 2009. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $1,059m (12%) with fuels and lubricants down $322m (15%), processed industrial supplies n.e.s. down $320m (16%) and iron and steel down $226m (33%). Capital goods fell $802m (15%). Consumption goods fell $182m (3%). Other goods rose $329m (30%) with non monetary gold up $181m (23%).
JANUARY KEY POINTS
PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
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