Australia's trade in goods and services 2013-14

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Australia's trade in goods and services by top 15 partners (a)

Australia's top two-way trading partners (b)(c) (A$ million)
Rank  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 % share of total 2012-13 to 2013-14
(% growth)
5 year trend
(% growth)
1 China 128,206 131,116 159,643 23.9 21.8 13.8
2 Japan 75,907 69,391 72,173 10.8 4.0 1.0
3 United States 57,578 54,833 58,196 8.7 6.1 2.5
4 Republic of Korea 33,298 30,472 34,589 5.2 13.5 4.6
5 Singapore 28,944 29,044 29,510 4.4 1.6 4.5
6 New Zealand 21,582 21,011 22,689 3.4 8.0 0.6
7 United Kingdom 24,411 21,878 20,289 3.0 -7.3 -5.0
8 Malaysia 17,161 17,050 19,887 3.0 16.6 6.3
9 Thailand 17,659 19,422 18,837 2.8 -3.0 -0.5
10 Germany 15,837 15,609 16,820 2.5 7.8 1.9
11 Indonesia 14,906 14,257 15,970 2.4 12.0 6.5
12 India 18,717 17,005 14,762 2.2 -13.2 -7.7
13 Taiwan  13,312 12,416 12,549 1.9 1.1 0.4
14 Vietnam  6,544 7,141 9,232 1.4 29.3 5.9
15 United Arab Emirates 8,605 8,536 8,707 1.3 2.0 4.6
Total all countries 636,479 623,522 669,689 100.0 7.4 4.4
   of which: APEC 448,048 438,567 486,021 72.6 10.8 5.5
ASEAN 90,147 92,122 98,931 14.8 7.4 4.2
European Union (d)(e) 86,780 81,283 83,379 12.5 2.6 -0.8
G20 437,157 419,029 460,071 68.7 9.8 4.2
OECD 294,631 276,179 290,080 43.3 5.0 1.2
Australia's top export markets (b) (A$ million)
Rank 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 % share of total 2012-13 to 2013-14
(% growth)
5 year trend
(% growth)
1 China 82,971 84,727 107,508 32.5 26.9 18.9
2 Japan 53,348 48,685 51,031 15.4 4.8 1.0
3 Republic of Korea 23,818 20,832 22,532 6.8 8.2 1.9
4 United States 15,293 14,835 17,025 5.1 14.8 -0.1
5 New Zealand 11,077 10,846 11,539 3.5 6.4 -0.5
6 Singapore 9,820 9,938 10,948 3.3 10.2 5.5
7 India 15,369 13,366 10,452 3.2 -21.8 -11.3
8 Taiwan  9,281 8,247 8,155 2.5 -1.1 0.0
9 United Kingdom 11,971 9,701 7,854 2.4 -19.0 -10.1
10 Malaysia (f) 6,666 6,808 7,238 2.2 6.3 8.5
11 Indonesia 6,401 5,901 6,906 2.1 17.0 4.8
12 Thailand 6,528 5,755 5,607 1.7 -2.6 -1.1
13 Hong Kong  (SAR of China) 4,497 4,323 4,715 1.4 9.1 -0.2
14 Vietnam  2,943 2,754 3,834 1.2 39.2 12.8
15 United Arab Emirates 2,652 2,782 3,331 1.0 19.7 -2.3
Total all countries 317,287 302,404 331,065 100.0 9.5 4.0
   of which: APEC 243,281 233,770 266,389 80.5 14.0 6.8
ASEAN 34,666 33,705 37,117 11.2 10.1 5.4
European Union (d) 28,528 24,311 21,845 6.6 -10.1 -5.5
G20 237,418 222,975 247,439 74.7 11.0 4.5
OECD 139,232 125,692 130,083 39.3 3.5 -0.4
Australia's top import sources (c) (A$ million)
Rank 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 % share of total 2012-13 to 2013-14
(% growth)
5 year trend
(% growth)
1 China 45,235 46,389 52,136 15.4 12.4 6.3
2 United States 42,285 39,998 41,171 12.2 2.9 3.5
3 Japan 22,559 20,705 21,150 6.2 2.2 1.3
4 Singapore 19,124 19,106 18,562 5.5 -2.8 3.9
5 Germany 12,606 12,450 13,904 4.1 11.7 2.4
6 Thailand 11,130 13,667 13,230 3.9 -3.2 -0.1
7 Malaysia 10,495 10,242 12,649 3.7 23.5 5.1
8 United Kingdom 12,440 12,177 12,435 3.7 2.1 -0.4
9 Republic of Korea 9,480 9,640 12,057 3.6 25.1 11.2
10 New Zealand 10,505 10,165 11,151 3.3 9.7 1.8
11 Indonesia 8,505 8,356 9,063 2.7 8.5 7.8
12 Italy 6,526 6,665 7,362 2.2 10.5 3.7
13 France (g) 6,507 5,771 6,259 1.8 8.5 -3.7
14 Vietnam  3,601 4,387 5,398 1.6 23.0 2.4
15 United Arab Emirates 5,953 5,753 5,375 1.6 -6.6 10.4
Total all countries 319,192 321,118 338,624 100.0 5.5 4.7
   of which: APEC 204,768 204,797 219,632 64.9 7.2 4.2
ASEAN 55,481 58,418 61,814 18.3 5.8 3.6
European Union (d)(e) 58,252 56,972 61,534 18.2 8.0 1.3
G20 199,739 196,054 212,632 62.8 8.5 3.8
OECD 155,399 150,487 159,996 47.2 6.3 2.8

Notes

  • (a) All data is on a balance of payments basis, except for goods by country which are on a recorded trade basis.
  • (b) Excludes selected confidential export commodities from partner country totals from June 2013 onwards as well as for the country groups. Therefore movements in the confidentialised country totals may not reflect the true pattern of trade.
  • (c) Excludes selected confidential import commodities from partner country totals from September 2008 onwards as well as for the country groups. Therefore movements in the in the confidentialised country totals may not reflect the true pattern of trade.
  • (d) Services data is EU27 from 2006-07 to August 2013, EU28 from September 2013.
  • (e) Includes DFAT estimate for France - see footnote (g).
  • (f) DFAT estimate for Malaysia for 2013-14. 
  • (g) DFAT estimate for France from 2008-09 to 2012-13.
  • Actual export/import data based on unpublished ABS data.
  • Based on DFAT STARS database, ABS catalogues 5368.0 (Dec 2014) & 536830.55.003 and unpublished ABS data.

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Australia's top 25 imports, goods and services, 2013-14

Australia's top 25 imports, goods and services (A$ million) (a) (b)
    % growth
Rank Commodity 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2012-13 to 2013-14 5 year trend

Total (c) 319,192 321,118 338,624 5.5 4.7
1 Personal travel (excl education) services 22,496 23,313 25,370 8.8 5.7
2 Crude petroleum 20,908 20,187 21,590 6.9 9.0
3 Refined petroleum 15,564 16,844 19,203 14.0 12.0
4 Passenger motor vehicles 15,980 17,330 17,834 2.9 8.0
5 Freight services 8,945 9,144 9,700 6.1 1.7
6 Telecom equipment & parts 8,725 8,921 9,069 1.7 5.6
7 Medicaments (incl veterinary) 8,531 8,021 7,673 -4.3 1.2
8 Computers 6,885 6,650 7,108 6.9 3.8
9 Passenger transport services (d) 6,688 7,070 6,328 -10.5 4.3
10 Goods vehicles 7,621 7,698 6,055 -21.3 6.1
11 Technical & other business services 5,176 6,249 5,897 -5.6 6.4
12 Professional services 3,357 4,893 4,998 2.1 12.0
13 Gold 6,875 5,169 4,767 -7.8 -14.0
14 Charges for intellectual property 3,962 4,111 4,077 -0.8 3.4
15 Heating & cooling equipment & parts 2,345 2,596 3,772 45.3 9.8
16 Business travel services 3,229 3,609 3,529 -2.2 2.2
17 Pumps (excl liquid pumps) & parts 1,909 2,952 3,523 19.3 2.6
18 Furniture, mattresses & cushions 2,885 2,929 3,436 17.3 4.2
19 Measuring & analysing instruments 2,871 2,741 3,012 9.9 1.4
20 Electrical machinery & parts, nes 2,604 2,567 2,883 12.3 3.2
21 Civil engineering equipment & parts 6,616 4,639 2,877 -38.0 4.3
22 Vehicle parts & accessories 2,844 2,842 2,835 -0.2 3.9
23 Mechanical handling equip & parts 2,376 2,514 2,724 8.4 9.3
24 Telecom, computer & information services 1,911 2,068 2,715 31.3 2.9
25 Prams, toys, games & sporting goods 2,370 2,301 2,649 15.1 -2.6
Analytical industry series
  % growth
  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2012-13 to 2013-14 5 year trend
Education (e) 1,159 1,225 1,205 -1.6 6.8
Tourism (f) 32,091 33,671 34,871 3.6 5.4

Notes

  • (a) Goods trade are on a recorded trade basis, Services trade are on a balance of payments basis.
  • (b) Please note – imports of aircraft were made confidential by the ABS from Sep-08 onwards. Imports of aircraft would rank in Australia's top 25 imports. DFAT estimates that aircraft imports were valued at around $3.8 billion in 2013-14.
  • (c) Balance of payments basis.
  • (d) Includes Related agency fees & commissions.
  • (e) Education includes Education-related travel services, Royalties on education services and Other education services
  • (f) Tourism is based on the ABS Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and is only available on a financial year basis.
  • nya - not yet available
  • Based on ABS trade data on DFAT STARS database and ABS catalogue 5368.0 (Dec 2014) and 5429.0.

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Australia's top 25 exports, goods and services, 2013-14 (a)

Australia's top 25 exports, goods and services, (A$ million) (a)
  % growth
Rank Commodity 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2012-13 to 2013-14 5 year trend

Total (b) 317,287 302,404 331,184 9.5 4.0
1 Iron ores & concentrates 62,695 57,075 74,671 30.8 16.8
2 Coal 47,912 38,640 39,960 3.4 -3.7
3 Natural gas 11,949 14,271 16,305 14.3 13.3
4 Education-related travel services (c) 14,790 14,553 15,743 8.2 -0.7
5 Personal travel (excl education) services 11,820 12,551 13,874 10.5 2.7
6 Gold 15,814 15,300 13,261 -13.3 -2.1
7 Crude petroleum 11,175 9,712 10,427 7.4 4.1
8 Beef f.c.f 4,685 5,052 6,422 27.1 5.4
9 Wheat 6,351 6,750 6,084 -9.9 9.1
10 Aluminium ores & conc (incl alumina) 5,277 5,565 6,078 9.2 0.8
11 Copper ores & concentrates 5,387 5,337 5,220 -2.2 7.0
12 Professional services 3,931 4,459 4,586 2.8 6.9
13 Other ores & concentrates (d) 4,273 4,291 4,440 3.5 5.1
14 Business travel services 4,077 4,266 4,092 -4.1 10.5
15 Aluminium 4,141 3,593 3,846 7.0 -5.8
16 Copper 3,686 3,101 3,712 19.7 5.7
17 Technical & other business services 3,629 3,849 3,641 -5.4 2.0
18 Meat (excl beef), f.c.f. 2,359 2,520 3,356 33.2 6.9
19 Medicaments (incl veterinary) 3,622 3,416 2,861 -16.3 -3.8
20 Refined petroleum 3,186 2,932 2,816 -4.0 2.5
21 Financial services 1,572 2,155 2,815 30.6 16.5
22 Other transport services (e) 2,278 2,243 2,477 10.4 2.5
23 Wool & other animal hair (incl tops) 2,693 2,473 2,455 -0.7 4.8
24 Passenger transport services (f) 2,622 2,374 2,389 0.6 -6.5
25 Cotton 2,737 2,696 2,356 -12.6 42.0
Analytical industry series
  % growth
  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2012-13 to 2013-14 5 year trend
Education (g) 15,331 15,112 16,324 8.0 -0.7
Tourism  (h) 25,056 26,101 27,176 4.1 2.9

Notes

  • (a) Goods trade are on a recorded trade basis, Services trade are on a balance of payments basis.
  • (b) Balance of payments basis.
  • (c) Includes student expenditure on tuition fees and living expenses.
  • (d) Other ores & concentrates - mainly of Lead, Zinc and Manganese
    ores & concentrates.
  • (e) Other transport services exports covers a range of services provided in Australian airports and ports, including
    Cargo & baggage handling services, Agents fees associated with freight transportation and Airport & port charges.
  • (f) Includes Related agency fees & commissions.
  • (g) Education includes Education-related travel services, Royalties on education services and Other
    education services.
  • (h) Tourism is based on the ABS Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and is only available on a financial year basis.
  • nya - not yet available
  • Based on ABS trade data on DFAT STARS database and ABS catalogues 5368.0 (Dec2014) and 5429.0.

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