5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Nov 2015 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/12/2015   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

September 2015
October 2015
November 2015
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
1 222
1 259
1 220
Beverages and tobacco
330
341
310
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
311
361
255
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 257
2 317
2 140
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
71
58
48
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 384
2 372
2 289
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 849
3 011
2 554
Machinery and transport equipment
9 466
9 676
10 215
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
3 965
3 889
3 711
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 197
908
990
TOTAL
24 051
24 191
23 732





NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, November 2015 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $23,732m, a decrease of $459m (2%) on the revised October 2015 merchandise imports of $24,191m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms fell $123m to $24,908m between October and November 2015.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits fell $191m (1%) between October and November 2015 to $23,508m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $165m (2%) and non-monetary gold fell $157m (36%). Capital goods rose $68m (1%) and consumption goods rose $63m (1%).


REVISIONS
  • Revisions on an international merchandise trade basis have been applied back to May 2015.
  • The preliminary balance of payments debits estimates incorporate the latest available data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2015 (final issue)19 January 2016



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