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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jun 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/07/2015   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
1 049
1 060
1 070
Beverages and tobacco
217
239
243
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
231
255
275
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 639
2 663
2 723
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
56
51
40
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 312
2 052
2 281
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 501
2 692
3 028
Machinery and transport equipment
9 508
8 207
8 788
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 887
2 949
3 240
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
590
746
906
TOTAL
21 990
20 915
22 594





JUNE KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, June 2015 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $22,594m, an increase of $1,679m (8%) on the revised May 2015 merchandise imports of $20,915m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $1,894m (9%) between May and June 2015.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $976m (4%) between May and June 2015 to $23,287m.
  • Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $957m (10%), driven by fuels and lubricants, up $599m (24%) and processed industrial supplies n.e.s., up $357m (14%).
  • Consumption goods rose $80m (1%), driven by consumption goods n.e.s., up $69m (3%).
  • Capital goods fell $42m (1%), driven by capital goods n.e.s., down $310m (57%).
  • Non-monetary gold fell $19m (5%).


REVISIONS
  • Revisions on an international merchandise trade basis have been applied back to December 2014.
  • The preliminary balance of payments debits estimates incorporate the latest available data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2015 19 August 2015
August 2015 16 September 2015
September 2015 20 October 2015
October 2015 18 November 2015
November 2015 17 December 2015
December 2015 19 January 2016



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