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Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Merchandise Import Statistics for September 2010 have been released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS

Victor P Taffa

 

 

ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

  • In original terms, the September 2010 merchandise imports were $18,332 m, an increase of $923 m (5%) on the August 2010 merchandise imports of $17,409 m.

PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS

  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods debits (imports) on a balance of payments basis in original terms increased $928 m (5%) in September 2010. In seasonally adjusted terms goods debits increased $350 m (2%) from $17,384 m in August 2010 to $17,734 m. Non-monetary gold rose $333 m and Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $185 m (2%) with the fuels and lubricants component up $229 m (11%). Capital goods fell $167 m (4%) and consumption goods fell $1 m.
  • This preliminary analysis incorporates the results of annual seasonal re-analysis of seasonally adjusted series.

SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

July 2010

August 2010

September 2010

$m

$m

$m


Food and live animals

753

761

800

Beverages and tobacco

135

154

193

Crude materials, inedible, except fuels

257

179

216

Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials

2, 564

2, 195

2, 455

Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes

62

51

42

Chemicals and related products, nes

2, 010

2, 046

1, 958

Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material

2, 136

2, 027

2, 031

Machinery and transport equipment

7, 229

6, 971

7, 060

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

2, 355

2, 472

2, 606

Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC

1, 246

554

972

TOTAL

18, 747

17, 409

18, 332

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