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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Aug 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/09/2004   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
425
451
454
Beverages and tobacco
62
77
78
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
171
151
173
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
965
1,060
1,020
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
30
36
36
Chemicals and related products, nes
1,345
1,394
1,385
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1,384
1,423
1,516
Machinery and transport equipment
6,039
6,019
5,420
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1,643
1,755
1,879
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
254
179
207
TOTAL
12,319
12,545
12,169





AUGUST KEY POINTS


NOTES

INTRODUCTION


This publication presents statistics of Australia's merchandise imports classified according to the broadest level (1 digit sections) of the United Nations Standard International Trade Classification. The data are compiled from information submitted by importers or their agents to the Australian Customs Service.


DETAILED DATA


More detailed merchandise imports data are available through the National Information and Referral Service, by subscription to AusStats, a 24 hour Internet access service to all ABS statistics, or by tailored subscription (telephone 1300 135 070).


FORTHCOMING ISSUES


The September 2004 issue of this publication is expected to be released on 19 October 2004, and the October 2004 to February 2005 issues are expected to be released on 16 November 2004, 16 December 2004, 19 January 2005, 16 February 2005 and 16 March 2005.


FURTHER INFORMATION


For more details on the classifications used and basis of compilation, see the ABS publication International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5489.0) which is accessible on the ABS web site <http://www.abs.gov.au>, select Themes then International Trade then Publications.


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