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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Mar 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/04/2005   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
469
438
458
Beverages and tobacco
77
60
82
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
165
148
168
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
978
1,007
1,432
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
28
22
40
Chemicals and related products, nes
1,354
1,507
1,652
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1,405
1,414
1,509
Machinery and transport equipment
4,909
4,702
5,532
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1,562
1,633
1,512
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
203
181
218
TOTAL
11,150
11,112
12,603


MARCH 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.


DETAILED DATA


More detailed merchandise imports data are available through the National Information and Referral Service, by subscription to AusStats, an 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 web site <http://www.abs.gov.au>, select Themes then Economy then International Trade then Publications.


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