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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jan 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/02/2004   
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KEY FIGURES


Nov
Dec
Jan
2003
2003
2004
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
419
478
408
Beverages and tobacco
75
77
65
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
164
184
151
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
656
879
748
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
23
28
28
Chemicals and related products n.e.s.
1,039
1,113
1220
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1,262
1,256
1244
Machinery and transport equipment
4,852
5,215
4,401
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1,531
1,472
1,383
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
190
295
295
Total imports
10,211
10,998
9,942



NOTES


INTRODUCTION

This publication presents statistics of Australia's merchandise imports classified according to the broadest level (1 digit sections) of the United Nations Standard International Trade Classification. The data are compiled from information submitted by importers or their agents to the Australian Customs Service.


DETAILED DATA

More detailed merchandise imports data are available through the National Information and Referral Service, by subscription to AusStats, a 24 hour Internet access service to all ABS statistics, or by tailored subscription (telephone 1300 135 070).


FURTHER INFORMATION

For more details on the classifications used and basis of compilation, see the ABS publication International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5489.0) which is accessible on the ABS website. Select Themes then International Trade then Publications.

For further information about these and related statistics, contact Siddhartha De on Canberra 02 6252 6519 or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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