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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Aug 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/09/2014   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
886
1 037
982
Beverages and tobacco
198
221
229
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
218
287
232
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 623
3 578
2 844
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
56
49
61
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 943
2 190
2 090
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 338
2 388
2 504
Machinery and transport equipment
7 618
8 042
7 206
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 574
3 097
2 983
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
806
886
1 112
TOTAL
20 260
21 775
20 242





AUGUST KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, August 2014 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $20,242m, a decrease of $1,533m (7%) on the revised July 2014 merchandise imports of $21,775m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $1,347m (6%) between July and August 2014.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits fell $677m (3%) between July and August 2014 to $21,423m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $878m (9%), consumption goods fell $65m (1%) and non-monetary gold fell $25m (10%). Capital goods rose $292m (6%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2014 21 October 2014
October 2014 18 November 2014
November 2014 17 December 2014
December 2014 20 January 2015
January 2015 17 February 2015
February 2015 18 March 2015



REVISIONS
  • Revisions on an international merchandise trade basis have been applied back to January 2007 to incorporate:
  • The preliminary balance of payments debits estimates incorporate the latest available data.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimates of goods debits on a balance of payments basis have been revised as a result of the annual seasonal re-analysis. This re-analysis reviews the seasonal and trading day factors and assesses the appropriateness of any prior corrections.


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