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4156.0.55.002 - Value of Sport, Australia, 2013 Quality Declaration 
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ORIGIN OF IMPORTS

Throughout the period 2006–07 to 2012–13, China and the USA have been the major sources of sport and physical recreation goods imported into Australia. In 2012–13, the combined value of imports from these two countries amounted to $1,180.3m, which was over half (56%) the total value of all imported sport and physical recreation goods in this period. China was the largest contributor to this figure with total imports worth $847.4m while the USA contributed $332.9m. The next placed contributor was Taiwan with $187.1m worth of goods imported.

Along with China, the USA and Taiwan, Japan, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have been in the top seven sources of imported sport and physical recreation goods in Australia since 2006–07.

8.4 Imports of selected sport and physical recreation goods(a), Current prices - By country of origin - 2006-07 to 2012-13

2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

China
700.9
682.9
791.9
720.7
740.3
754.3
847.4
United States of America
417.1
413.6
366.8
332.9
368.1
354.7
332.9
Taiwan
169.2
155.4
211.7
158.3
171.3
172.9
187.1
Japan
132.8
145.2
103.8
110.4
110.9
110.0
104.8
New Zealand
111.9
117.2
97.0
100.1
124.2
100.2
83.9
Viet Nam
31.8
26.6
30.5
32.7
31.1
49.7
68.1
United Kingdom
126.3
130.3
92.1
76.8
93.2
56.3
61.1
France
47.5
59.5
35.6
39.9
50.2
48.9
38.5
Netherlands
3.1
3.1
3.6
2.9
3.7
4.6
36.4
Germany
21.9
28.7
20.0
16.9
26.2
26.7
32.7
India
34.7
29.8
29.6
30.0
32.3
32.5
31.3
Thailand
20.5
17.9
19.8
20.9
20.5
27.9
30.8
Other countries
264.8
268.5
253.1
246.7
255.3
268.0
253.5
Total(b)
2 082.5
2 078.8
2 055.5
1 889.2
2 027.4
2 006.7
2 108.7

(a) All data are presented in Australian dollars using Customs Values.
(b) Total includes imports of all sport and physical recreation goods.
Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia.


The value of imported sport and physical recreation goods from China increased by 21% from $700.9m in 2006–07 to $847.4m in 2012–13. Since 2006–07, the value of imports from the USA has decreased by 20% from $417.1m to $332.9m in 2012–13. In 2012–13 the value of imports from the United Kingdom was $61.1m, a 52% fall from $126.3m in 2006–07.





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