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Australian Bureau Of Statistics

The Australian Bureau Of Statistics has released international Merchandise Imports statistics for May 2010.

MAY KEY POINTS

Victor P Taffa

 

 

 

ORIGINAL ESTIMATES

  • In original terms, the May 2010 merchandise imports were $17,387 m, an increase of $589 m (4%) on the revised April 2010 merchandise imports of $16,798 m.

PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS

  • Preliminary analysis shows that goods imports (debits) on a balance of payments basis increased $718 m (4%) in seasonally adjusted terms from $17,842 m in April 2010 to $18,560 m in May 2010. Capital goods rose $383 m (9%), consumption goods rose $214 m (4%) and intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $182 m (2%). Non-monetary gold fell $61 m (7%).

 

  • MAY KEY FIGURES

March 2010

April 2010

May 2010

$m

$m

$m


Food and live animals

735

620

633

Beverages and tobacco

139

121

114

Crude materials, inedible, except fuels

176

183

164

Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials

2, 395

2, 546

2, 328

Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes

35

44

34

Chemicals and related products, nes

2, 065

1, 805

1, 978

Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material

1, 966

1, 751

1, 793

Machinery and transport equipment

7, 201

6, 542

7, 004

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

2, 052

1, 962

2, 009

Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC

1, 261

1, 224

1, 330

TOTAL

18, 025

16, 798

17, 387


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