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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Sep 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/10/2010   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
753
761
800
Beverages and tobacco
135
154
193
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
257
179
216
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 564
2 195
2 455
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
62
51
42
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 010
2 046
1 958
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 136
2 027
2 031
Machinery and transport equipment
7 229
6 971
7 060
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 355
2 472
2 606
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 246
554
972
TOTAL
18 747
17 409
18 332





SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the September 2010 merchandise imports were $18,332m, an increase of $923m (5%) on the August 2010 merchandise imports of $17,409m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms increased $928m (5%) in September 2010. In seasonally adjusted terms goods debits increased $350m (2%) from $17,384m in August 2010 to $17,734m. Non-monetary gold rose $333m and Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $185m (2%) with the fuels and lubricants component up $229m (11%). Capital goods fell $167m (4%) and consumption goods fell $1m.
  • This preliminary analysis incorporates the results of annual seasonal re-analysis of seasonally adjusted series.




NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2010 18 November 2010
November 2010 16 December 2010
December 2010 19 January 2011
January 2011 17 February 2011
February 2011 21 March 2011
March 2011 19 April 2011



INQUIRIES

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