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International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia

Provides estimates for 15 months of the major aggregates for, and the balance on international trade in goods and services

Reference period
February 2020
Released
7/04/2020

Key statistics

  • Goods and services credits fell 5% to $37,760m.
  • Goods and services debits fell 4% to $33,399m.
  • The balance on goods and services was a surplus of $4,361m seasonally adjusted.

Main features

February key points

Balance on goods and services

  • Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on international trade in goods and services, the trend series have been suspended as at February 2020.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $4,361m in February 2020, a decrease of $384m on the surplus in January 2020.
     

Credits (exports of goods and services)

  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits fell $1,882m (5%) to $37,760m. Non-rural goods fell $394m (2%), non-monetary gold fell $332m (23%) and rural goods fell $310m (7%). Net exports of goods under merchanting remained steady at $18m. Services credits fell $846m (10%).
     

Debits (imports of goods and services)

  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits fell $1,498m (4%) to $33,399m. Consumption goods fell $701m (8%), capital goods fell $415m (7%), intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $262m (2%) and non-monetary gold fell $52m (9%). Services debits fell $68m (1%).
     

Key figures

  Dec-19Jan-20Feb-20Jan 20 to Feb 20
  $m$m$m% change
BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
 Trend estimates (a)
4 803
4 534
na
na
 Seasonally adjusted
4 950
4 745
4 361
-8
CREDITS (Exports of goods & services)
 Trend estimates (a)
40 164
39 721
na
na
 Seasonally adjusted
40 837
39 642
37 760
-5
DEBITS (Imports of goods & services)
 Trend estimates (a)
35 362
35 187
na
na
 Seasonally adjusted
35 888
34 897
33 399
-4
na not available
a. The trend series have been suspended as at February 2020 due to the impacts of COVID-19.
 
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a. Trend series suspended as at February 2020

Suspension of the trend series

The trend series attempts to measure underlying behaviour in international trade activity. In the short term, this measurement will be significantly affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent changes to regular patterns in international trade that will occur during this time. If the trend estimates in this publication were to be calculated without fully accounting for this unusual event, they would provide a misleading view of underlying international trade activity.

It may be some time before the underlying trend in international trade activity can be accurately estimated. The trend series has therefore been suspended from February 2020 and will be reinstated when more certainty emerges in the underlying trend in international trade.

COVID-19 and bushfires in February month

Quality assurance undertaken by the ABS confirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic and bushfires did not result in quality impacts to International Trade in Goods and Services statistics for February 2020. For information on the expected economic impacts of COVID-19 and the bushfires, please see the ABS Chief Economist Series paper Measuring natural disasters in the Australian economy.

The United Kingdom exit from the European Union:

The United Kingdom (UK) exited the European Union (EU) on 31 January, 2020. The UK and EU are now in a transition period until 31 December 2020. During this transition period the UK remains in the EU single market, and the UK remains subject to EU rules and regulations. More information is available via the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In this publication, at this time, the UK contribution to the EU will be unchanged. That is, the EU aggregates in tables and sub-tables 14, 36, and 37, will include 28 member countries. Users wishing to calculate an aggregate for European Union - 27 countries (from 2020) [EU27-2020] can simply deduct the United Kingdom from the published European Union - 28 countries (2013-2020) [EU28] value.

The ABS will continue to communicate any updates or changes to the treatment of the European Union country group across relevant international statistics releases (including international trade in goods and services and international investment).

Analysis and comments

Balance on goods and services

In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $4,361m in February 2020, a decrease of $384m on the surplus in January 2020.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on international trade in goods and services, the trend series have been suspended as at February 2020.

Goods and services summary(a), seasonally adjusted and trend

       Change in:
    Dec 2019Jan 2020Feb 2020Feb 2020Feb 2020
    $m$m$m$m%
Seasonally Adjusted
BALANCE on goods and services
4 950
4 745
4 361
-384
-8
CREDITS     
 Total goods and services
40 837
39 642
37 760
-1 882
-5
  Total goods
31 969
30 878
29 842
-1 036
-3
   Rural goods(b)
4 013
4 212
3 902
-310
-7
   Non-rural goods(b)
25 760
25 216
24 822
-394
-2
   Net exports of goods under merchanting(c)
29
18
18
-
-
   Non-monetary gold(c)
2 167
1 432
1 100
-332
-23
  Total services
8 868
8 764
7 918
-846
-10
DEBITS     
 Total goods and services
-35 888
-34 897
-33 399
-1 498
-4
  Total goods
-27 101
-26 206
-24 777
-1 429
-5
   Consumption goods
-8 940
-8 966
-8 265
-701
-8
   Capital goods
-6 560
-5 907
-5 492
-415
-7
   Intermediate and other merchandise goods
-11 222
-10 731
-10 469
-262
-2
   Non-monetary gold(c)
-378
-603
-551
-52
-9
  Total services
-8 787
-8 691
-8 623
-68
-1
Trend(d)(e)
BALANCE on goods and services
4 803
4 534
na
na
na
CREDITS     
 Total goods and services
40 164
39 721
na
na
na
  Total goods
31 303
30 845
na
na
na
   Rural goods(b)
4 052
4 067
na
na
na
   Non-rural goods(b)
25 425
25 179
na
na
na
   Net exports of goods under merchanting
25
24
na
na
na
   Non-monetary gold
1 802
1 575
na
na
na
  Total services
8 862
8 876
na
na
na
DEBITS     
 Total goods and services
-35 362
-35 187
na
na
na
  Total goods
-26 657
-26 497
na
na
na
   Consumption goods
-8 914
-8 909
na
na
na
   Capital goods
-6 273
-6 234
na
na
na
   Intermediate and other merchandise goods
-10 970
-10 881
na
na
na
   Non-monetary gold
-499
-472
na
na
na
  Total services
-8 705
-8 690
na
na
na
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available
a. For sign conventions, see paragraph 15 of the Explanatory Notes.
b. For all time periods, estimates for sugar, sugar preparations and honey are included in Non-rural goods.
c. This component is not seasonally adjusted.
d. Caution should be used when interpreting recent trend estimates as they may be affected by unusual economic factors. For more details on trend estimates, see paragraph 19 of the Explanatory Notes.
e. The trend series have been suspended as at February 2020 due to the impacts of COVID-19.
 

Exports of goods and services

In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits fell $1,882m (5%) to $37,760m. Non-rural goods fell $394m (2%), non-monetary gold fell $332m (23%) and rural goods fell $310m (7%). Net exports of goods under merchanting remained steady at $18m. Services credits fell $846m (10%).

Exports of goods

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a. Trend series suspended as at Februrary 2020

Goods credits, seasonally adjusted

       Change in:
    Dec 2019Jan 2020Feb 2020Feb 2020Feb 2020
    $m$m$m$m%
Total goods credits
31 969
30 878
29 842
-1 036
-3
 General merchandise
29 773
29 428
28 724
-704
-2
  Rural goods
4 013
4 212
3 902
-310
-7
   Meat and meat preparations
1 518
1 630
1 496
-134
-8
   Cereal grains and cereal preparations
486
574
472
-102
-18
   Wool and sheepskins
229
284
219
-65
-23
   Other rural(a)
1 780
1 723
1 715
-8
-
  Non-rural goods
25 760
25 216
24 822
-394
-2
   Metal ores and minerals(b)
10 679
10 164
9 344
-820
-8
   Coal, coke and briquettes(c)
4 423
4 250
4 433
183
4
   Other mineral fuels(b)(d)
5 197
5 300
5 260
-40
-1
   Metals (excl. non-monetary gold)
986
1 013
1 164
151
15
   Machinery
955
976
980
4
-
   Transport equipment
480
498
492
-6
-1
   Other manufactures
2 079
2 102
2 152
50
2
   Other non-rural (incl. sugar and beverages)(a)
807
767
849
82
11
   Goods procured in ports by carriers(d)
155
145
147
2
1
 Net exports of goods under merchanting(e)
29
18
18
-
-
 Non-monetary gold(e)
2 167
1 432
1 100
-332
-23
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
a. For all time periods, estimates for sugar, sugar preparations and honey are included in Other non-rural.
b. From July 2005, this component is seasonally adjusted using seasonal factors derived from a monthly volume series.
c. From July 1971 to June 2005, only a length-of-month adjustment has been applied to this component. From July 2005, this component is seasonally adjusted using seasonal factors derived from a monthly volume series.
d. In using these seasonally adjusted series, care should be exercised because of the difficulties associated with reliably estimating the seasonal pattern.
e. This component is not seasonally adjusted.
 

Rural goods

In seasonally adjusted terms, exports of rural goods fell $310m (7%) to $3,902m.
The main components contributing to the fall in seasonally adjusted estimates were:

  • meat and meat preparations, down $134m (8%)
  • cereal grains and cereal preparations, down $102m (18%).
     

Non-rural goods

In seasonally adjusted terms, exports of non-rural goods fell $394m (2%) to $24,822m.

The main component contributing to the fall in seasonally adjusted estimates were metal ores and minerals, down $820m (8%).

Partially offsetting these falls were:

  • coal, coke and briquettes, up $183m (4%)
  • metals (excl. non-monetary gold), up $151m (15%).
     

For price and volume details, see the Selected commodities section.

Net exports of goods under merchanting

In seasonally adjusted terms, net exports of goods under merchanting remained steady at $18m.

Non-monetary gold

In original and seasonally adjusted terms, exports of non-monetary gold fell $332m (23%) to $1,100m.

Exports of services

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a. Trend series suspended as at February 2020

Services credits, seasonally adjusted

      Change in:
   Dec 2019Jan 2020Feb 2020Feb 2020Feb 2020
   $m$m$m$m%
Total services credits
8 868
8 764
7 918
-846
-10
 Manufacturing services on physical inputs owned by others(a)
-
-
-
-
na
 Maintenance and repair services n.i.e.(a)
7
3
3
-
-
 Transport
670
682
605
-77
-11
  Passenger(b)
278
279
198
-81
-29
  Freight(c)
22
24
24
-
-
  Other
245
250
250
-
-
  Postal and courier services(d)
125
130
133
3
2
 Travel
5 693
5 545
4 765
-780
-14
 Other services
2 497
2 534
2 546
12
-
Memorandum item     
 Tourism related services credits(e)
5 972
5 824
4 962
-862
-15
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available
a. This component is not seasonally adjusted.
b. Passenger services includes agency fees and commissions for air transport.
c. In using these seasonally adjusted series, care should be exercised because of the difficulties associated with reliably estimating the seasonal pattern.
d. Postal and courier services includes indirect commissions for sea transport.
e. For a more detailed explanation of tourism related services, see paragraph 29 of the Explanatory Notes.
 

In seasonally adjusted terms, services credits fell $846m (10%) to $7,918m.

The main component contributing to the fall in seasonally adjusted estimates was travel, down $780m (14%).

In seasonally adjusted terms, tourism related services credits fell $862m (15%) to $4,962m.

In seasonally adjusted terms, total services credits contributed 21% of total goods and services exported.

Imports of goods and services

In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits fell $1,498m (4%) to $33,399m. Consumption goods fell $701m (8%), capital goods fell $415m (7%), intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $262m (2%) and non-monetary gold fell $52m (9%). Services debits fell $68m (1%).

Imports of goods

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a. Trend series suspended as at February 2020

Goods debits(a), seasonally adjusted

       Change in:
    Dec 2019Jan 2020Feb 2020Feb 2020Feb 2020
    $m$m$m$m%
Total goods debits
-27 101
-26 206
-24 777
-1 429
-5
 General merchandise
-26 723
-25 603
-24 226
-1 377
-5
  Consumption goods
-8 940
-8 966
-8 265
-701
-8
   Food and beverages, mainly for consumption
-1 381
-1 398
-1 391
-7
-1
   Household electrical items
-536
-497
-490
-7
-1
   Non-industrial transport equipment
-1 883
-1 974
-1 965
-9
-
   Textiles, clothing and footwear
-1 667
-1 609
-1 284
-325
-20
   Toys, books and leisure goods
-548
-546
-510
-36
-7
   Consumption goods n.e.s.
-2 925
-2 942
-2 624
-318
-11
  Capital goods
-6 560
-5 907
-5 492
-415
-7
   Machinery and industrial equipment
-2 045
-2 000
-1 941
-59
-3
   ADP equipment
-1 002
-972
-638
-334
-34
   Telecommunications equipment
-1 119
-1 078
-1 050
-28
-3
   Civil aircraft and confidentialised items(b)(c)
-416
-275
-444
169
61
   Industrial transport equipment n.e.s.
-893
-840
-882
42
5
   Capital goods n.e.s.(d)
-1 085
-742
-537
-205
-28
  Intermediate and other merchandise goods
-11 222
-10 731
-10 469
-262
-2
   Food and beverages, mainly for industry
-182
-187
-180
-7
-4
   Primary industrial supplies n.e.s.(d)
-152
-169
-198
29
17
   Fuels and lubricants(c)
-3 621
-3 237
-3 090
-147
-5
   Parts for transport equipment
-1 245
-1 092
-1 053
-39
-4
   Parts for ADP equipment
-52
-50
-43
-7
-14
   Other parts for capital goods
-1 562
-1 567
-1 548
-19
-1
   Organic and inorganic chemicals
-291
-267
-262
-5
-2
   Paper and paperboard
-194
-203
-189
-14
-7
   Textile yarn and fabrics
-125
-131
-116
-15
-11
   Iron and steel
-252
-289
-249
-40
-14
   Plastics
-364
-360
-336
-24
-7
   Processed industrial supplies n.e.s.
-3 041
-3 038
-3 019
-19
-1
   Other merchandise goods(b)(e)
-24
-23
-68
45
196
   Goods procured in ports by carriers(c)
-118
-117
-117
-
-
 Non-monetary gold(c)
-378
-603
-551
-52
-9
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
a. For sign conventions, see paragraph 15 of the Explanatory Notes.
b. From July 2008, commodities subject to a 'no commodity details' or 'no value details' restriction are included in Civil aircraft and confidentialised items. For earlier periods, commodities subject to a 'no commodity details' or 'no value details' restriction are included in Other merchandise goods.
c. This component is not seasonally adjusted.
d. In using these seasonally adjusted series, care should be exercised because of the difficulties associated with reliably estimating the seasonal pattern.
e. From July 1981, this component is not seasonally adjusted.
 

Consumption goods

In seasonally adjusted terms, imports of consumption goods fell $701m (8%) to $8,265m.
The main components contributing to the fall in seasonally adjusted estimates were:

  • textiles, clothing and footwear, down $325m (20%)
  • consumption goods n.e.s., down $318m (11%).
     

Capital goods

In seasonally adjusted terms, imports of capital goods fell $415m (7%) to $5,492m.
The main components contributing to the fall in seasonally adjusted estimates were:

  • ADP equipment, down $334m (34%)
  • capital goods n.e.s., down $205m (28%).
     

Partly offsetting these falls was civil aircraft and confidentialised items, up $169m (61%).

Intermediate and other merchandise goods

In seasonally adjusted terms, imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $262m (2%) to $10,469m.

The main component contributing to the fall in seasonally adjusted estimates was fuels and lubricants, down $147m (5%).

Non-monetary gold

In original and seasonally adjusted terms, imports of non-monetary gold fell $52m (9%) to $551m.

Imports of services

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a. Trend series suspended as at February 2020

Services debits(a), seasonally adjusted

      Change in:
   Dec 2019Jan 2020Feb 2020Feb 2020Feb 2020
   $m$m$m$m%
Total services debits
-8 787
-8 691
-8 623
-68
-1
 Manufacturing services on physical inputs owned by others(b)
-
-
-
-
-
 Maintenance and repair services n.i.e.(b)
-94
-81
-74
-7
-9
 Transport
-1 562
-1 516
-1 492
-24
-2
  Passenger(c)
-644
-616
-610
-6
-1
  Freight
-829
-812
-794
-18
-2
  Other(b)
-81
-76
-76
-
-
  Postal and courier services(d)(e)
-9
-12
-12
-
-
 Travel
-4 454
-4 394
-4 345
-49
-1
 Other services
-2 677
-2 700
-2 712
12
-
Memorandum item     
 Tourism related services debits(f)
-5 097
-5 010
-4 955
-55
-1
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
a. For sign conventions, see paragraph 15 of the Explanatory Notes.
b. This component is not seasonally adjusted.
c. Passenger services includes agency fees and commissions for air transport.
d. Postal and courier services includes indirect commissions for sea transport.
e. In using these seasonally adjusted series, care should be exercised because of the difficulties associated with reliably estimating the seasonal pattern.
f. For a more detailed explanation of tourism related services, see paragraph 29 of the Explanatory Notes.
 

In seasonally adjusted terms, services debits fell $68m (1%) to $8,623m.

The main components contributing to the fall in seasonally adjusted estimates was travel, down $49m (1%).

In seasonally adjusted terms, tourism related services debits fell $55m (1%) to $4,955m.

In seasonally adjusted terms, total services debits contributed 26% of total goods and services imported.

Selected commodities

Selected commodities, quantity and unit value analysis - international merchandise trade basis(a): original terms

  Change in:
  Sep 2019Oct 2019Nov 2019Dec 2019Jan 2020Feb 2020
  %%%%%%
Iron ore
LumpQuantity
-13
-1
16
-1
-11
-15
 Unit value
-7
2
-2
4
-1
2
FinesQuantity
-3
-2
1
12
-19
-9
 Unit value
-7
-6
-2
1
1
1
Coal
Hard cokingQuantity
-2
-2
3
8
-9
-9
 Unit value
-13
-1
-6
-8
p22
p1
Semi-softQuantity
-3
-13
20
8
-13
-2
 Unit value
-
-9
-3
-4
p3
p5
ThermalQuantity
-1
9
-16
32
-13
-15
 Unit value
-6
-5
3
-3
-
p6
Gas
LNGQuantity
-12
3
3
8
3
-15
 Unit value
4
-7
-
-3
-
11
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
p preliminary figure or series subject to revision
a. Data in this table are on a revised international merchandise trade basis and exclude value adjustments applied to balance of payments series.
 

International merchandise trade exports data presented in the above table are based on information reported by exporters to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs). For commodities such as iron ore and coal, newly negotiated contract prices are not fully reflected in data first reported to Home Affairs. Final quantity and/or unit price information is updated progressively in international merchandise trade data as exporters revise the information provided to Home Affairs. When additional information for these commodities is available, the ABS may adjust the data to reflect actual transaction values.

Unit values in this publication are presented in Australian dollar terms. Movements in the unit values for some commodities incorporate movements in the United States dollar prices reported to Home Affairs and movements in the Australian dollar to United States dollar exchange rate.

On an international merchandise trade basis, in original terms (noting the footnote in the above table), between January 2020 to February 2020 the largest movements recorded for the following selected commodities were:

Iron ore lump, down $282m (13%), with quantities down 15% and unit values up 2%. Exports to:

  • China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) fell $260m (16%), with quantities down 18% and unit values up 2%
  • Japan fell $62m (26%), with quantities down 25% and unit values down 2%
  • Hong Kong (SAR of China) rose $39m.


Iron ore fines, down $421m (8%), with quantities down 9% and unit values up 1%. Exports to:

  • China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) fell $241m (6%), with quantities down 6%
  • Republic of Korea fell $127m (34%), with quantities down 34%
  • Japan fell $46m (18%), with quantities down 20% and unit value up 2%.


Hard coking coal, down $180m (8%), with quantities down 9% and unit values up 1%. Exports to:

  • China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) fell $210m (23%), with quantities down 23%
  • Japan fell $62m (23%), with quantities down 32% and unit values up 13%
  • Netherlands fell $46m (44%), with quantities down 28% and unit values down 22%
  • India rose $156m (31%), with quantities up 31%.


Semi-soft coal, up $19m (3%), with quantities down 2% and unit values up 5%. Exports to:

  • India rose $71m (62%), with quantities up 61%
  • Republic of Korea fell $83m (57%), with quantities down 62% and unit values up 14%.


Thermal coal, down $171m (10%), with quantities down 15% and unit values up 6%. Exports to:

  • Japan fell $102m (14%), with quantities down 16% and unit values up 2%
  • India fell $57m (89%), with quantities down 89% and unit values up 5%
  • Taiwan fell $56m (29%), with quantities down 40% and unit values up 18%
  • China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) rose $46m (15%), with quantities up 7% and unit values up 8%.


Liquefied natural gas (LNG), down $224m (5%), with quantities down 15% and unit values up 11%.

Revisions

Revisions have been made to incorporate the latest data relating to international trade in goods and services since the last issue of this publication.

On an international merchandise trade basis, exports and imports of goods have been revised back to July 2019.

On a balance of payments basis, revisions have been applied to:

  • goods credits back to June 2019
  • goods debits back to June 2019
  • services credits and debits back to July 2018.


In original terms the revisions have decreased the surplus on goods and services for the seven months to January 2020 by $241m.

Changes in this and forthcoming issues

Suspension of the trend series

The trend series attempts to measure underlying behaviour in international trade activity. In the short term, this measurement will be significantly affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent changes to regular patterns in international trade that will occur during this time. If the trend estimates in this publication were to be calculated without fully accounting for this unusual event, they would provide a misleading view of underlying international trade activity.

It may be some time before the underlying trend in international trade activity can be accurately estimated. The trend series has therefore been suspended from February 2020 and will be reinstated when more certainty emerges in the underlying trend in international trade.

Value adjustments

International merchandise trade exports data presented in this publication are based on information reported by exporters to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs). At the time of initial reporting to Home Affairs, the final prices at which transactions take place are not known for some commodities. Final quantity and/or unit price information is updated progressively in international merchandise trade data as exporters revise the information provided to Home Affairs.

For commodities such as iron ore and coal, newly negotiated contract prices are not fully reflected in data first reported to Home Affairs. When additional information on quantity and/or unit price for these commodities is available, the ABS may adjust the data to reflect actual transaction values.

Iron ore adjustments are applied on an international merchandise trade basis at the Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) level. Coal, coke and briquettes are adjusted on a balance of payments basis in current price, original terms. When actual final transaction prices become available estimates are replaced with these data.

In most instances, transfer of ownership occurs when goods cross the customs frontier. In certain circumstances the ownership of large value capital expenditure items can occur prior to the items crossing the customs frontier. The ABS may adjust the relevant balance of payments series to record the timing when transfer of ownership was affected.

Goods credits on an international merchandise trade basis

Iron ore (in original terms)

  • on a merchandise trade basis, adjustments have been applied to iron ore lump in August (-$10m), September (+$30m), October (+$40m), November (+$50m), December (+$75m) 2019 and January (-$20m) 2020 respectively. Adjustments have been applied to iron ore fines in August (-$40m), September (+$50m), October (+$30m), November (+$55m), December (+$110m) 2019 and January (-$90m) 2020 respectively. When actual final transaction prices become available estimates are replaced with these data. For price and volume details, see the Selected commodities section.
     

Goods credits on a balance of payments basis

Coal (in original terms)

  • on a balance of payments basis, adjustments have been applied to the coal, coke and briquettes component in January (-$410m) and February (-$370m) 2020 respectively. This adjustment takes into account additional information on the unit value of hard coking, semi-soft and thermal coal exports. All previous adjustments have been removed.
     
    • In the international merchandise trade series, the unit value of coal, coke and briquettes rose 10.7% between December 2019 and January 2020 and rose 5.1% between January 2020 and February 2020.
    • In the balance of payments series, the unit value of coal, coke and briquettes rose 1.1% between December 2019 and January 2020 and rose 5.3% between January 2020 and February 2020.
       

Goods debits on a balance of payments basis

Capital expenditure (in original terms)

  • capital goods n.e.s. includes an estimate of expenditure on capital goods that have changed ownership but have not yet crossed the customs frontier.
     

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Table 1. Goods and services, summary: seasonally adjusted and trend estimates, current prices

Table 2. Goods and services, summary: original, current prices

Table 3. Goods credits, original, current prices

Table 4. Goods debits, original, current prices

Table 5. Goods credits, seasonally adjusted, current prices

Table 6. Goods debits, seasonally adjusted, current prices

Table 7. Goods credits, trend estimates, current prices

Table 8. Goods debits, trend estimates, current prices

Table 9. Services, summary: original, current prices

Table 10. Services, summary: seasonally adjusted and trend estimates, current prices

Table 11a. Services credits, original, current prices - quarterly

Table 11b. Services debits, original, current prices - quarterly

Table 12a. Merchandise exports, standard international trade classification (1 and 2 digit), FOB value

Table 12b. Merchandise exports, standard international trade classification (3 digit), FOB value

Table 13a. Merchandise imports, standard international trade classification (1 and 2 digit), customs value

Table 13b. Merchandise imports, standard international trade classification (3 digit), customs value

Table 14a. Merchandise exports, country and country groups, FOB value

Table 14b. Merchandise imports, country and country groups, customs value

Table 15a. Merchandise exports, state and Australia, FOB value

Table 15b. Merchandise imports, state and Australia, customs value

Table 16. Period average exchange rates, units of foreign currency per Australian dollar

Table 17. Summary of Revisions, goods and services

Table 31. Merchandise exports, broad economic category, FOB value

Table 32a. Merchandise exports, industry (ANZSIC 2006), FOB value

Table 32b. Merchandise exports, industry (ANZSIC 1993), FOB value

Table 33. Merchandise imports, broad economic category, customs value

Table 34. Merchandise imports, balance of payments broad economic category, customs value

Table 35a. Merchandise imports, industry (ANZSIC 2006), customs value

Table 35b. Merchandise imports, industry (ANZSIC 1993), customs value

Table 36a. Merchandise exports, state of origin New South Wales, by country and country groups, FOB value

Table 36b. Merchandise exports, state of origin Victoria, by country and country groups, FOB value

Table 36c. Merchandise exports, state of origin Queensland, by country and country groups, FOB value

Table 36d. Merchandise exports, state of origin South Australia, by country and country groups, FOB value

Table 36e. Merchandise exports, state of origin Western Australia, by country and country groups, FOB value

Table 36f. Merchandise exports, state of origin Tasmania, by country and country groups, FOB value

Table 36g. Merchandise exports, state of origin Northern Territory, by country and country groups, FOB value

Table 36h. Merchandise exports, state of origin Australian Capital Territory, by country and country groups, FOB value

Table 36i. Merchandise exports, state of origin not available, by country and country groups, FOB value

Table 36j. Merchandise exports, re-exports, by country and country groups, FOB value

Table 37a. Merchandise imports, state of destination New South Wales, by country and country groups, customs value

Table 37b. Merchandise imports, state of destination Victoria, by country and country groups, customs value

Table 37c. Merchandise imports, state of destination Queensland, by country and country groups, customs value

Table 37d. Merchandise imports, state of destination South Australia, by country and country groups, customs value

Table 37e. Merchandise imports, state of destination Western Australia, by country and country groups, customs value

Table 37f. Merchandise imports, state of destination Tasmania, by country and country groups, customs value

Table 37g. Merchandise imports, state of destination Northern Territory, by country and country groups, customs value

Table 37h. Merchandise imports, state of destination Australian Capital Territory, by country and country groups, customs value

Table 37i. Merchandise imports, state of destination not available, by country and country groups, customs value

Table 91. Monthly combined seasonal adjustment factors

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Table 18. Balance of payments broad economic categories (detailed level), by country, latest 7 months, customs value, ($million)

Table 19. Balance of payments broad economic categories (1 and 2 digit), by country, latest 7 months, customs value, ($million)

History of changes

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09/04/2020 - Note: Contains a statement about the United Kingdom (UK) exiting the European Union (EU). No data have been changed.