DECEMBER KEY FIGURES
|Food and live animals |
|Beverages and tobacco |
|Crude materials, inedible, except fuels |
|Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials |
|Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes |
|Chemicals and related products, nes |
|Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material |
|Machinery and transport equipment |
|Miscellaneous manufactured articles |
|Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC |
DECEMBER KEY POINTS
PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
- In original terms, merchandise imports were $14,562m in December 2006, a decrease of $1,171m (7%) on November 2006 merchandise imports of $15,733m.
- Preliminary analysis shows that goods imports (debits) on a balance of payments basis increased by 2% in seasonally adjusted terms between November and December 2006.
|ISSUE ||Release Date|
|January 2007 ||16 February 2007|
|February 2007 ||16 March 2007|
|March 2007 ||19 April 2007|
|April 2007 ||16 May 2007|
|May 2007 ||19 June 2007|
|June 2007 ||17 July 2007|
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. For more details see International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5489.0) on the ABS web site. More detailed merchandise imports data are available on the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au> from the Details tab of this issue or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service.
CHANGES TO EXPORT AND IMPORT STATISTICAL CODES
Statistical codes in the Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) and the Customs Tariff will be revised in the January 2007 issue of this publication. The changes result from the implementation of an update to the international Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System. The changes will not impact directly on statistics presented in or associated with this publication (which are on a SITC or BEC basis) but will impact on detailed import and export statistics provided via ABS Client Services.
More information about these changes is available from the ABS web site Information Paper: Changes on 1 January 2007 to Statistical Codes in the AHECC and the Customs Tariff, 2007 (cat. no. 1233.0.55.001). Included with the information paper are correspondences between the codes of the current and the updated versions of the AHECC and the Customs Tariff, and correspondences between the updated versions of the AHECC and the Customs Tariff, and related classifications. The correspondences can be used by clients to understand the impact on the detailed import and export statistics.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Olivia Lam on Canberra (02) 6252 7406.