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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Dec 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/01/2015   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

October 2014
November 2014
December 2014
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
1 179
1 007
1 220
Beverages and tobacco
271
262
273
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
323
223
228
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 364
2 816
2 914
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
60
62
44
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 153
2 003
1 967
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 650
2 366
2 316
Machinery and transport equipment
8 331
8 762
8 544
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
3 370
3 073
2 961
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
689
819
846
TOTAL
22 390
21 392
21 314





DECEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, December 2014 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $21,314m, a decrease of $78m on the revised November 2014 merchandise imports of $21,392m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $553m (2%) between November and December 2014.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits fell $233m (1%) between November and December 2014 to $21,849m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $296m (3%) and capital goods fell $8m. Non-monetary gold rose $53m (22%) and consumption goods rose $17m.


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

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