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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Dec 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/01/2010   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

October 2009
November 2009
December 2009
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
741
712
781
Beverages and tobacco
194
173
176
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
160
173
250
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 091
2 162
2 717
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
42
44
53
Chemicals and related products, nes
1 864
1 696
1 700
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1 955
1 870
1 685
Machinery and transport equipment
6 881
7 648
7 005
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 459
2 323
1 964
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 542
749
1 330
TOTAL
17 929
17 549
17 662





DECEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the December 2009 merchandise imports were $17,662m, an increase of $113m (1%) on the revised November 2009 merchandise imports of $17,549m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods imports (debits) on a balance of payments basis increased by $1,156m (7%) in seasonally adjusted terms from $16,265m in November 2009 to $17,421m in December 2009. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $760m (11%) with the fuels and lubricants component up $535m (26%), capital goods rose $246m (7%), non-monetary gold rose $224m (51%) while consumption goods fell $74m (1%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2010 18 February 2010
February 2010 18 March 2010
March 2010 21 April 2010
April 2010 19 May 2010
May 2010 21 June 2010
June 2010 19 July 2010



INQUIRIES

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