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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, May 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/06/2005   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
458
476
438
Beverages and tobacco
82
77
73
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
168
167
166
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
1,434
1,394
1,521
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
40
29
32
Chemicals and related products, nes
1,652
1,562
1,472
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1,506
1,479
1,504
Machinery and transport equipment
5,638
5,499
5,779
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1,511
1,673
1,574
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
218
230
277
TOTAL
12,707
12,586
12,837


MAY 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, a 24 hour Internet access service to all ABS statistics, or by tailored subcription (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 this site.


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