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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Apr 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/05/2005   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
438
458
476
Beverages and tobacco
60
82
77
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
148
168
167
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
1,007
1,437
1,398
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
22
40
29
Chemicals and related products, nes
1,508
1,652
1,563
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1,414
1,507
1,479
Machinery and transport equipment
4,701
5,638
5,501
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1,632
1,511
1,674
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
181
218
230
TOTAL
11,111
12,712
12,596




APRIL KEY POINTS

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. More detailed merchandise imports data are available by subscription to AusStats or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service.


REVISIONS


Revisions made to include the latest available merchandise import data incorporate civil aircraft imported in November 2004, December 2004 and March 2005.


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 this site, select Themes then Economy then International Trade then Publications.


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