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5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Jul 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/08/2015   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
$m
$m
$m

Food and live animals
1 060
1 069
1 222
Beverages and tobacco
239
243
276
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels
255
275
249
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
2 663
2 706
2 576
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes
51
40
66
Chemicals and related products, nes
2 052
2 281
2 401
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 692
3 027
3 011
Machinery and transport equipment
8 207
8 785
9 197
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
2 948
3 239
3 674
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC
746
905
1 264
TOTAL
20 913
22 572
23 936





JULY KEY POINTS


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, July 2015 imports on an international merchandise trade basis were $23,936m, an increase of $1,364m (6%) on the revised June 2015 merchandise imports of $22,572m.


PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms rose $1,119m (5%) between June and July 2015.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods debits rose $41m between June and July 2015 to $23,399m. This is the highest on record surpassing June 2015 at $23,358m.
  • Capital goods rose $662m (13%), driven by civil aircraft and confidentialised items, up $394m (72%) and machinery and industrial equipment, up $157m (9%).
  • Consumption goods rose $228m (3%), driven by toys, books and leisure goods, up $64m (13%) and textiles, clothing and footwear, up $59m (4%).
  • Intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $811m (8%), driven by fuels and lubricants, down $693m (23%).
  • Non-monetary gold fell $38m (11%).

REVISIONS
  • Revisions on an international merchandise trade basis have been applied back to January 2015.
  • The preliminary balance of payments debits estimates incorporate the latest available data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2015 16 September 2015
September 2015 20 October 2015
October 2015 18 November 2015
November 2015 17 December 2015
December 2015 19 January 2016
January 201617 February 2016



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