Australia's trade in goods and services 2015

20 October 2016

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Australia's trade in goods and services by top 15 partners 2015

AUSTRALIA'S TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES (a) (b) BY TOP 15 PARTNERS (A$ million)
  % growth
Rank  2013 2014 2015 % share of total 2014 to 2015 5 year trend

Notes

  • (a) All data is on a balance of payments basis, except for goods by country which are on a recorded trade basis..
  • (b) May exclude selected confidential export or import commodities from partner country totals as well as for the country groups. Refer to DFAT adjustments to ABS official trade data for more information and a list of the commodities excluded.
  • (c) Services data is EU27 to August 2013, EU28 from September 2013.
  • (d) Includes DFAT estimate for France from 2010 to 2015.
  • Based on DFAT STARS database, ABS catalogues 5368.0 (Aug-2016) & 536830.55.004 and unpublished ABS data.
Australia's top two-way trading partners
1 China 142,977 145,472 149,778 22.4 3.0 7.4
2 United States 55,569 60,596 70,195 10.5 15.8 5.9
3 Japan 71,006 70,149 64,950 9.7 -7.4 -0.6
4 Republic of Korea 32,654 35,216 36,073 5.4 2.4 3.4
5 Singapore 27,036 29,544 25,683 3.8 -13.1 3.1
6 New Zealand 21,745 23,508 24,021 3.6 2.2 2.7
7 United Kingdom 20,508 21,109 23,210 3.5 10.0 -1.3
8 Thailand 19,552 18,968 20,767 3.1 9.5 1.1
9 India 15,281 15,762 19,826 3.0 25.8 -4.4
10 Malaysia 18,253 20,697 19,165 2.9 -7.4 5.6
11 Germany 17,148 17,486 18,570 2.8 6.2 3.5
12 Hong Kong (SAR of China) 16,241 15,683 15,489 2.3 -1.2 17.9
13 Indonesia 14,740 15,696 15,064 2.3 -4.0 2.9
14 Taiwan 12,318 12,673 12,462 1.9 -1.7 -1.0
15 Vietnam 7,789 10,039 10,065 1.5 0.3 11.7

Total all countries 644,599 662,253 668,459 100.0 0.9 3.3
  of which: APEC 463,766 482,990 486,698 72.8 0.8 4.4
ASEAN 92,498 100,951 95,943 14.4 -5.0 3.9
European Union (c)(d) 82,713 85,486 89,314 13.4 4.5 1.3
OECD 282,444 293,022 304,013 45.5 3.8 2.2
Australia's top export markets
1 China 93,645 91,190 85,576 27.1 -6.2 6.3
2 Japan 49,536 50,264 42,214 13.4 -16.0 -1.6
3 United States 15,858 18,535 22,112 7.0 19.3 8.4
4 Republic of Korea 21,278 21,996 19,978 6.3 -9.2 -2.7
5 India 11,403 11,252 13,425 4.3 19.3 -9.4
6 New Zealand 11,118 12,159 12,577 4.0 3.4 2.7
7 Hong Kong (SAR of China) 12,598 11,921 11,322 3.6 -5.0 23.9
8 Singapore 9,258 12,107 11,040 3.5 -8.8 7.3
9 United Kingdom 8,062 8,373 8,800 2.8 .. ..
10 Malaysia 7,268 8,017 7,953 2.5 -0.8 9.1
11 Taiwan 8,072 7,933 7,456 2.4 -6.0 -4.3
12 Indonesia 6,405 6,939 6,815 2.2 -1.8 3.6
13 Thailand 5,711 6,091 5,317 1.7 -12.7 -5.2
14 Vietnam  3,101 4,227 4,694 1.5 11.0 14.0
15 United Arab Emirates 3,136 3,638 4,020 1.3 10.5 9.4

Total all countries 318,388 326,700 315,748 100.0 -3.4 2.1
  of which: APEC 253,207 260,519 246,110 77.9 -5.5 3.5
ASEAN 34,077 40,170 38,572 12.2 -4.0 5.1
European Union (c) 22,476 22,270 23,452 7.4 5.3 -4.3
OECD 126,620 131,055 126,545 40.1 -3.4 -0.5
Australia's top import sources
1 China 49,332 54,282 64,201 18.2 18.3 8.9
2 United States 39,710 42,061 48,082 13.6 14.3 4.9
3 Japan 21,470 19,885 22,736 6.4 14.3 1.4
4 Republic of Korea 11,376 13,220 16,095 4.6 21.7 17.0
5 Thailand 13,841 12,877 15,450 4.4 20.0 4.3
6 Germany 14,059 14,619 15,428 4.4 5.5 4.4
7 Singapore 17,778 17,437 14,643 4.2 -16.0 0.5
8 United Kingdom 12,447 12,736 14,410 4.1 13.1 4.2
9 New Zealand 10,627 11,350 11,444 3.2 0.8 2.7
10 Malaysia 10,985 12,680 11,212 3.2 -11.6 3.5
11 Indonesia 8,335 8,757 8,249 2.3 -5.8 2.4
12 Italy 7,112 7,406 7,287 2.1 -1.6 4.6
13 India 3,878 4,510 6,401 1.8 41.9 17.4
14 France 6,291 6,445 6,278 1.8 -2.6 -1.2
15 Vietnam 4,688 5,812 5,371 1.5 -7.6 10.0

Total all countries 326,211 335,553 352,711 100.0 5.1 4.5
  of which: APEC 210,559 222,470 240,588 68.2 8.1 5.4
ASEAN 58,422 60,781 57,371 16.3 -5.6 3.2
European Union (c)(d) 60,237 63,216 65,863 18.7 4.2 3.7
OECD 155,823 161,967 177,468 50.3 9.6 4.5

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Australia's top 25 imports, goods and services, 2015

AUSTRALIA'S TOP 25 IMPORTS, GOODS & SERVICES (a) (b) (A$ million)
  % growth
Rank Commodity 2013 2014 2015 % share 2015 2014 to 2015 5 year trend

Notes

  1. Goods trade is on a recorded trade basis, Services trade is on a balance of payments basis.
  2. 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 $5.7 billion in 2015.
  3. Balance of payments basis.
  4. Includes Related agency fees & commissions.
  5. Educationincludes Education-related travel services, Royalties on education services and Other education services.
  6. The ABS Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) provides the official measure of the tourism sector and is only available on a financial year basis.
  7. Based on ABS trade data on DFAT STARS database and ABS catalogue 5368.0 (Aug-2016).

Total (c) 326,211 335,553 352,711 100.0 5.1 4.5
1 Personal travel (excl education) services 24,962 25,231 27,046 7.7 7.2 5.3
2 Passenger motor vehicles 18,290 17,566 20,365 5.8 15.9 5.8
3 Refined petroleum 18,229 18,579 18,437 5.2 -0.8 12.1
4 Telecom equipment & parts 9,075 9,845 11,675 3.3 18.6 8.1
5 Freight services 9,349 9,702 10,248 2.9 5.6 4.0
6 Crude petroleum 20,227 20,050 9,381 2.7 -53.2 -8.0
7 Computers 6,943 7,316 8,471 2.4 15.8 4.7
8 Medicaments (incl veterinary) 7,793 7,497 7,287 2.1 -2.8 -2.4
9 Goods vehicles 6,436 6,008 6,734 1.9 12.1 0.6
10 Passenger transport services (d) 6,839 6,146 6,497 1.8 5.7 1.4
11 Technical & other business services 5,824 5,759 6,064 1.7 5.3 5.7
12 Professional services 5,320 4,950 5,867 1.7 18.5 18.3
13 Heating & cooling equipment & parts 3,479 4,354 5,159 1.5 18.5 21.0
14 Charges for intellectual property 4,047 4,403 4,695 1.3 6.6 4.3
15 Gold 4,796 4,005 4,456 1.3 11.3 -10.5
16 Furniture, mattresses & cushions 3,176 3,624 4,337 1.2 19.7 10.2
17
Civil engineering equipment & parts
3,464 2,605 3,807 1.1 46.1 -2.9
18 Business travel services 3,590 3,419 3,425 1.0 0.2 2.8
19 Telecom., computer & information services 2,449 3,011 3,381 1.0 12.3 12.2
20 Electrical machinery & parts, nes 2,725 2,959 3,344 0.9 13.0 6.2
21 Measuring & analysing instruments 2,774 3,208 3,296 0.9 2.8 4.9
22 Tubes & pipes of iron or steel 1,900 2,494 3,234 0.9 29.7 19.7
23 Plastic articles, nes 2,381 2,721 3,210 0.9 17.9 10.2
24 Pumps (excl liquid pumps) & parts 3,294 4,122 3,204 0.9 -22.3 14.5
25 Prams, toys, games & sporting goods 2,445 2,844 3,145 0.9 10.6 4.8
Memorandum items

Education (e) 1,186 1,270 1,276 0.4 0.5 4.3
    2012-13 2013-14 2014-15      

Tourism Satellite Account (f) 34,402 35,773 34,503 10.1 -3.6 4.1

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Australia's top 25 exports, goods and services, 2015 (a)

AUSTRALIA'S TOP 25 EXPORTS, GOODS & SERVICES (a) (A$ million)
  % growth
Rank Commodity 2013 2014 2015 % share 2015 2014 to 2015 5 year trend

Notes

  1. Goods trade is on a recorded trade basis, Services trade is on a balance of payments basis.
  2. Balance of payments basis.
  3. Includes student expenditure on tuition fees and living expenses.
  4. Other ores & concentrates consists mainly of Lead, Zinc and Manganese ores & concentrates.
  5. Includes Related agency fees & commissions.
  6. 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.
  7. Education includes Education-related travel services, Royalties on education services and Other education services. (h) The ABS Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) provides the official measure of the tourism sector and is only available on a financial year basis.
  8. Based on ABS trade data on DFAT STARS database and ABS catalogue 5368.0 (Aug-2016).

Total (b) 318,388 326,700 315,748 100.0 -3.4 2.1
1 Iron ores & concentrates  69,492 66,008 49,100 15.6 -25.6 0.9
2 Coal 39,805 37,999 37,034 11.7 -2.5 -3.9
3 Education-related travel services (c) 15,010 17,046 18,659 5.9 9.5 3.2
4 Natural gas 14,602 17,743 16,446 5.2 -7.3 13.0
5 Personal travel (excl education) services 12,458 13,611 15,304 4.8 12.4 5.2
6 Gold 13,898 13,460 14,504 4.6 7.8 -1.2
7 Beef, f.c.f. 5,695 7,751 9,296 2.9 19.9 16.9
8 Aluminium ores & conc (incl alumina) 5,904 6,336 7,493 2.4 18.2 6.8
9 Crude petroleum 9,016 10,564 6,005 1.9 -43.2 -8.8
10 Wheat 6,085 5,920 5,812 1.8 -1.8 4.4
11 Professional services 4,520 4,807 5,171 1.6 7.6 10.6
12 Copper ores & concentrates 5,192 5,359 4,813 1.5 -10.2 -0.8
13 Business travel services 4,202 4,223 4,468 1.4 5.8 5.8
14 Other ores & concentrates 4,486 4,594 4,437 1.4 -3.4 0.1
15 Aluminium 3,675 3,968 3,934 1.2 -0.9 -3.0
16 Financial services 2,708 3,159 3,746 1.2 18.6 30.2
17 Meat (excl beef), f.c.f. 2,884 3,733 3,738 1.2 0.1 12.3
18 Technical & other business services 3,685 3,463 3,500 1.1 1.1 -0.5
19 Copper 3,373 3,849 3,397 1.1 -11.7 1.0
20 Telecom, computer & information services 2,177 2,572 3,053 1.0 18.7 13.1
21 Wool & other animal hair (incl tops) 2,608 2,417 2,912 0.9 20.4 2.6
22 Other transport services (f) 2,406 2,596 2,674 0.8 3.0 4.1
23 Passenger transport services (e) 2,340 2,407 2,635 0.8 9.5 -1.9
24 Alcoholic beverages 1,997 2,034 2,388 0.8 17.4 0.9
25 Passenger motor vehicles 1,975 1,779 2,110 0.7 18.6 5.2
Memorandum items

Education (g) 15,452 17,629 19,198 6.1 8.9 3.1
    2012-13 2013-14 2014-15      

Tourism Satellite Account(h) 27,185 28,174 30,714 9.6 9.0 4.1

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