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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, May 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/06/2010   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
735
620
633
Beverages and tobacco
139
121
114
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
176
183
164
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 395
2 546
2 328
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
35
44
34
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 065
1 805
1 978
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 966
1 751
1 793
Machinery and transport equipment
7 201
6 542
7 004
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 052
1 962
2 009
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 261
1 224
1 330
TOTAL
18 025
16 798
17 387





MAY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the May 2010 merchandise imports were $17,387m, an increase of $589m (4%) on the revised April 2010 merchandise imports of $16,798m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods imports (debits) on a balance of payments basis increased $718m (4%) in seasonally adjusted terms from $17,842m in April 2010 to $18,560m in May 2010. Capital goods rose $383m (9%), consumption goods rose $214m (4%) and intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $182m (2%). Non-monetary gold fell $61m (7%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2010 19 July 2010
July 2010 19 August 2010
August 2010 16 September 2010
September 2010 20 October 2010
October 2010 18 November 2010
November 2010 16 December 2010



INQUIRIES

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