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Contents >> International Accounts and Trade >> Merchandise exports and imports by mode of transport

In 2000-01, the predominant mode of transport for Australia's exports (table 30.31) was sea transport, with $98,705m or 83% of total exports by value. Air transport accounted for $20,750m or 17%, and parcel post $147m or 0.1%. Australia exported 498.3 million tonnes of merchandise, the vast majority of which by weight was transported by sea (496.5 million tonnes).

The largest contributors to export values by sea transport were Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials, $24,450m (25% of total exports by sea); Crude materials, inedible, except fuels, $23,451m (24%); Food and live animals, $18,563m (19%); and Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material, $12,738m (13%).

The largest contributors to export values by air transport were Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC, $7,266m (35% of exports by air); Machinery and transport equipment, $4,885m (24%); and Miscellaneous manufactured articles, $2,741m (13%).

In 2000-01, the predominant mode of transport for Australia's imports (table 30.32) was also sea transport, with $82,433m or 70% of total imports by value. Air transport accounted for $35,749m or 30%, and parcel post $82m or 0.1%. Australia imported 54.3 million tonnes of merchandise, considerably less than the tonnage of exports. Sea transport accounted for almost all of merchandise imports by weight (54.1 million tonnes).

The largest contributors to import values by sea transport were Machinery and transport equipment, $33,452m (41% of imports by sea); Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material, $12,240m (15%); Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials, $10,471m (13%); and Miscellaneous manufactured articles, $10,391m (13%).

The largest contributors to import values by air transport were Machinery and transport equipment, $20,022m (56% of imports by air); Miscellaneous manufactured articles, $6,372m (18%); and Chemicals and related products, $5,532m (15%).

30.31 MERCHANDISE EXPORTS, By Mode of Transport - 2000-01

Air
Sea
Parcel post
Total



Commodity
$m
%(a)
$m
%(a)
$m
%(a)
$m

Food and live animals(b)
1,552
7.7
18,563
92.3
-
-
20,115
Beverages and tobacco
19
1.0
1,973
99.0
-
-
1,992
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels(b)
139
0.6
23,451
99.4
1
-
23,592
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
761
3.0
24,450
97.0
-
-
25,211
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes(b)
3
1.0
296
98.7
-
-
300
Chemical and related products, n.e.s.(b)
2,207
42.9
2,939
57.1
-
-
5,146
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material(b)
1,177
8.4
12,738
90.9
97
0.7
14,011
Machinery and transport equipment(b)
4,885
36.4
8,520
63.5
3
-
13,408
Miscellaneous manufactured articles(b)
2,741
61.5
1,671
37.5
42
0.9
4,455
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC(c)
7,266
63.9
4,103
36.1
3
-
11,372
Total merchandise exports
20,750
17.3
98,705
82.5
147
0.1
119,602

(a) Percentage of total commodity (SITC Section).
(b) Excludes export commodities subject to a confidentiality restriction.
(c) Includes export commodities subject to a confidentiality restriction.

Source: International Merchandise Trade, Australia (5422.0).



30.32 MERCHANDISE IMPORTS, By Mode of Transport - 2000-01

Air
Sea
Parcel post
Total



Commodity
$m
%(a)
$m
%(a)
$m
%(a)
$m

Food and live animals
182
4.3
4,053
95.7
-
-
4,236
Beverages and tobacco
16
1.8
891
98.2
-
-
907
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels(b)
86
4.5
1,835
95.5
1
0.1
1,922
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials(b)
1
-
10,471
100.0
-
-
10,473
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
3
1.1
283
99.3
-
-
285
Chemical and related products, n.e.s.(b)
5,532
39.0
8,666
61.0
2
-
14,200
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material(b)
1,798
12.8
12,240
87.1
17
0.1
14,055
Machinery and transport equipment(b)
20,022
37.4
33,452
62.5
19
-
53,492
Miscellaneous manufactured articles(b)
6,372
37.9
10,391
61.8
42
0.2
16,804
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC(c)
1,737
92.0
151
8.0
1
0.1
1,889
Total merchandise imports
35,749
30.2
82,433
69.7
82
0.1
118,264

(a) Percentage of total commodity (SITC Section).
(b) Excludes import commodities subject to a confidentiality restriction.
(c) Includes import commodities subject to a confidentiality restriction.

Source: International Merchandise Trade, Australia (5422.0).


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