5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Oct 2015 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/11/2015   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

August 2015
September 2015
October 2015
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
1 129
1 222
1 259
Beverages and tobacco
265
330
341
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
206
311
361
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 335
2 257
2 355
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
53
71
58
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 349
2 384
2 372
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 641
2 849
3 013
Machinery and transport equipment
8 132
9 483
9 679
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
3 599
3 965
3 890
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 124
1 197
908
TOTAL
21 833
24 068
24 235





OCTOBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, October 2015 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $24,235m, an increase of $167m (1%) on the revised September 2015 merchandise imports of $24,068m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $426m (2%) to $25,103m between September and October 2015.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $95m between September and October 2015 to $23,792m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $269m (3%) and capital goods rose $243m (4%). Consumption goods fell $349m (4%) and non-monetary gold fell $69m (14%).


REVISIONS
  • Revisions on an international merchandise trade basis have been applied back to April 2015.
  • The preliminary balance of payments debits estimates incorporate the latest available data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2015 17 December 2015
December 2015 (Final Issue)19 January 2016



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