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Australian Bureau Of Statistics

FEBRUARY KEY POINTS

Victor P Taffa

ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

  • In original terms, the February 2010 merchandise imports were $15,293 m, a decrease of $88 m (1%) on the revised January 2010 merchandise imports of $15,381 m.

 

PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS

  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods imports (debits) on a balance of payments basis increased by $386 m (2%) in seasonally adjusted terms from $16,671 m in January 2010 to $17,057 m in February 2010. Consumption goods rose $263 m (5%) with the non-industrial transport equipment component up $210 m (16%), non-monetary gold rose $116 m (33%) and capital goods rose $65 m (2%) while intermediate and other merchandise goods fell $57 m (1%).

 

FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

December 2009

January 2010

February 2010

$m

$m

$m


Food and live animals

780

644

627

Beverages and tobacco

176

121

102

Crude materials, inedible, except fuels

250

162

140

Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials

2 694

2 008

2 168

Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes

53

36

32

Chemicals and related products, nes

1 695

1 633

1 729

Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material

1 684

1 892

1 741

Machinery and transport equipment

7 005

5 791

5 897

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

1 964

2 136

2 093

Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC

1 330

958

763

TOTAL

17 630

15 381

15 293


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