5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Nov 2018 Quality Declaration 
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 2018
Oct 2018
Nov 2018
Oct 18 to Nov 18
$m
$m
$m
% change

BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
Trend estimates
2 208
2 266
2 259
-
Seasonally adjusted
2 793
2 013
1 925
-4
CREDITS (Exports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
37 617
37 967
38 198
1
Seasonally adjusted
37 518
37 913
38 445
1
DEBITS (Imports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
35 409
35 701
35 938
1
Seasonally adjusted
34 724
35 900
36 520
2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Balance on Goods and Services
Graph: This graph shows the Balance on Goods and Services for the Trend and Seasonally adjusted series



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
  • In trend terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $2,259m in November 2018, a decrease of $7m on the surplus in October 2018.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $1,925m in November 2018, a decrease of $88m on the surplus in October 2018.


CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits rose $532m (1%) to $38,445m. Non-monetary gold rose $681m (60%). Non-rural goods fell $173m (1%) and rural goods fell $34m (1%). Net exports of goods under merchanting remained steady at $37m. Services credits rose $57m (1%).


DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits rose $620m (2%) to $36,520m. Capital goods rose $433m (7%), consumption goods rose $202m (2%) and non-monetary gold rose $30m (9%). Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $22m. Services debits fell $22m.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2018 5 February 2019
January 2019 7 March 2019
February 2019 3 April 2019
March 2019 7 May 2019
April 2019 6 June 2019
May 2019 3 July 2019


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INQUIRIES

For further information contact Balance of Payments at <balance.of.payments@abs.gov.au> for goods, and International Trade in Services at <trade.services@abs.gov.au> for services.