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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jul 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/08/2009   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

May 2009
June 2009
July 2009
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
661
663
821
Beverages and tobacco
110
113
138
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
114
157
139
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
1 860
2 088
2 475
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
47
37
49
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 821
1 788
1 932
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 519
1 605
1 774
Machinery and transport equipment
5 536
6 294
6 451
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 122
2 162
2 372
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
933
775
547
TOTAL
14 723
15 682
16 698




JULY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the July 2009 merchandise imports were $16,698m, an increase of $1,016m (6%) on the revised June 2009 merchandise imports of $15,682m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods imports (debits) on a balance of payments basis increased by $678m (4%) in seasonally adjusted terms from $16,292m in June 2009 to $16,970m in July 2009. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $455m (7%) with fuels and lubricants up $414m (21%), capital goods rose $186m (5%) with industrial transport equipment n.e.s. up $103m (30%), consumption goods rose $119m (2%) while other goods fell $82m (15%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2009 17 September 2009
September 2009 20 October 2009
October 2009 18 November 2009
November 2009 17 December 2009
December 2009 19 January 2010
January 2010 18 February 2010



INQUIRIES

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