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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Feb 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/03/2005   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
498
469
438
Beverages and tobacco
107
77
60
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
146
165
148
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
1,350
982
1,003
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
26
28
22
Chemicals and related products, nes
1,433
1,354
1,508
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
1,454
1,406
1,415
Machinery and transport equipment
5,587
4,911
4,703
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
1,560
1,562
1,635
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
225
203
181
TOTAL
12,384
11,157
11,113




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 subscription (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 www.abs.gov.au, select Themes then Economy then International Trade then Publications.


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