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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/07/2012   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
712
775
711
Beverages and tobacco
144
154
132
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
255
181
160
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 262
3 734
2 976
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
45
43
32
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 944
2 091
2 014
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 950
2 257
2 157
Machinery and transport equipment
7 501
8 174
8 402
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 138
2 404
2 177
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
876
890
1 161
TOTAL
18 828
20 702
19 921





JUNE KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the June 2012 merchandise imports were $19,921m, a decrease of $781m (4%) on the May 2012 merchandise imports of $20,702m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $1,097m (5%) between May and June 2012. In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits fell $336m (2%) from $22,011m in May 2012 to $21,675m in June 2012. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $568m (6%), driven by the fuels and lubricants component, down $729m (20%). Consumption goods fell $124m (2%). Capital goods rose $338m (6%), and non-monetary gold rose $18m (4%).


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
July 2012 20 August 2012
August 2012 18 September 2012
September 2012 18 October 2012
October 2012 20 November 2012
November 2012 18 December 2012
December 2012 17 January 2013



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