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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Sep 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/10/2014   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
1 037
982
1 055
Beverages and tobacco
221
228
275
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
287
232
308
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 574
2 814
3 678
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
49
61
47
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 167
2 081
2 052
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 388
2 504
2 517
Machinery and transport equipment
8 041
7 222
8 405
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
3 096
2 983
3 179
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
885
1 112
1 148
TOTAL
21 745
20 219
22 664





SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, September 2014 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $22,664m, an increase of $2,445m (12%) on the revised August 2014 merchandise imports of $20,219m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $2,301m (11%) between August and September 2014.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $1,480m (7%) between August and September 2014 to $22,948m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $973m (11%), capital goods rose $187m (4%), consumption goods rose $186m (3%) and non-monetary gold rose $135m (59%).


REVISIONS
  • Revisions have been made to the previous six months to incorporate the latest administrative data relating to international merchandise trade.
  • The preliminary balance of payments debits estimates incorporate the latest available data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
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
March 2015 21 April 2015



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