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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Nov 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/12/2011   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

September 2011
October 2011
November 2011
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
861
845
913
Beverages and tobacco
187
189
212
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
206
269
306
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
3 048
3 278
3 196
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
43
60
61
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 200
1 995
2 216
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 122
2 206
2 506
Machinery and transport equipment
7 297
7 869
7 728
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 607
2 631
2 731
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
1 456
1 416
1 611
TOTAL
20 025
20 759
21 479





NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, the November 2011 merchandise imports were $21,479m, an increase of $720m (3%) on the October 2011 merchandise imports of $20,759m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $596m (3%) between October and November 2011. In seasonally adjusted terms goods debits rose $56m from $20,757m in October 2011 to $20,813m in November 2011. Capital goods rose $305m (6%), driven by the civil aircraft and confidentialised items component which was up $576m following a fall of $320m (48%) between September and October 2011. Non-monetary gold fell $214m (24%), intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $19m and consumption goods fell $16m.


REVISIONS
  • Revisions have been made to the previous six months to incorporate the latest administrative data relating to international merchandise trade.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2011 18 January 2012
January 2012 20 February 2012
February 2012 21 March 2012
March 2012 19 April 2012
April 2012 16 May 2012
May 2012 20 June 2012



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