5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Apr 2019 Quality Declaration 
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April key figures

Feb 2019
Mar 2019
Apr 2019
Mar 19 to Apr 19
$m
$m
$m
% change

BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
Trend estimates
5 049
5 590
6 018
8
Seasonally adjusted
5 017
4 887
4 871
-
CREDITS (Exports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
40 069
40 598
41 009
1
Seasonally adjusted
40 081
39 457
40 425
2
DEBITS (Imports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
35 020
35 008
34 991
-
Seasonally adjusted
35 064
34 569
35 554
3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



Balance on goods and services
Graph: This graph shows the Balance on Goods and Services for the Trend and Seasonally adjusted series


April key points


Balance on goods and services
  • In trend terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $6,018m in April 2019, an increase of $428m on the surplus in March 2019.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $4,871m in April 2019, a decrease of $16m on the surplus in March 2019.


Credits (exports of goods and services)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits rose $968m (2%) to $40,425m. Non-rural goods rose $691m (3%), non-monetary gold rose $272m (20%) and net exports of goods under merchanting rose $8m (73%). Rural goods fell $67m (2%). Services credits rose $65m (1%).


Debits (imports of goods and services)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits rose $985m (3%) to $35,554m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $423m (4%), capital goods rose $308m (5%) and consumption goods rose $298m (3%). Non-monetary gold fell $40m (9%). Services debits fell $5m.


Notes

Forthcoming issues

IssueRelease date
May 2019 3 July 2019
June 2019 6 August 2019
July 2019 5 September 2019
August 2019 3 October 2019
September 2019 7 November 2019
October 2019 5 December 2019


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Inquiries

For further information contact Balance of Payments at <balance.of.payments@abs.gov.au> for goods, and International Trade in Services at <trade.services@abs.gov.au> for services.