5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Apr 2017 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/06/2017   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Feb 2017
Mar 2017
Apr 2017
Mar 17 to Apr 17
$m
$m
$m
% change

BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
Trend estimates
3 255
3 294
3 224
-2
Seasonally adjusted
3 737
3 169
555
-82
CREDITS (Exports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
32 970
33 170
33 201
-
Seasonally adjusted
32 592
33 374
30 590
-8
DEBITS (Imports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
29 715
29 876
29 977
-
Seasonally adjusted
28 856
30 206
30 035
-1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Balance on Goods and Services
Graph: This graph shows the Balance on Goods and Services for the Trend and Seasonally adjusted series


APRIL KEY POINTS


BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
  • In trend terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $3,224m in April 2017, a decrease of $70m (2%) on the surplus in March 2017.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $555m in April 2017, a decrease of $2,614m (82%) on the surplus in March 2017.


CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits fell $2,784m (8%) to $30,590m. Non-rural goods fell $2,497m (12%), non-monetary gold fell $373m (20%) and rural goods fell $73m (2%). Net exports of goods under merchanting rose $3m (8%). Services credits rose $156m (2%).


DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits fell $171m (1%) to $30,035m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $198m (2%), non-monetary gold fell $153m (27%) and consumption goods fell $102m (1%). Capital goods rose $130m (2%). Services debits rose $152m (2%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUERelease Date
May 20176 July 2017
June 20173 August 2017
July 20177 September 2017
August 20175 October 2017
September 20172 November 2017
October 20177 December 2017



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INQUIRIES

For further information contact Balance of Payments on Canberra (02) 62525540 for Goods, and International Trade in Services on Hobart (03) 6222 5706 for Services.