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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Feb 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/03/2012   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

December 2011
January 2012
February 2012
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
851
847
735
Beverages and tobacco
169
130
146
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
213
201
180
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 819
3 169
3 195
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
32
40
39
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 872
2 084
1 854
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 909
2 180
1 894
Machinery and transport equipment
7 466
7 194
6 779
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 442
2 449
2 095
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 299
855
994
TOTAL
20 073
19 149
17 909





FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the February 2012 merchandise imports were $17,909m, a decrease of $1,240m (6%) on the January 2012 merchandise imports of $19,149m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $1,345m (7%) between January 2012 and February 2012. In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits fell $949m (5%) from $20,745m in January 2012 to $19,796m in February 2012. Consumption goods fell $395m (7%), driven by the consumption goods n.e.s. component, down $257m (14%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $307m (3%) and capital goods fell $257m (5%). Non-monetary gold rose $10m (2%).


REVISIONS
  • Revisions have been made to the previous six months to incorporate the latest administrative data relating to international merchandise trade.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2012 19 April 2012
April 2012 16 May 2012
May 2012 20 June 2012
June 2012 17 July 2012
July 2012 20 August 2012
August 2012 18 September 2012



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Olivia Lam on Canberra (02) 6252 7406.


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