Australia's trade in goods and services 2014-15

25 November 2015

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Australia's trade in goods and services by top 15 partners 2014-15

AUSTRALIA'S TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES (a) (b) BY TOP 15 PARTNERS (A$ million)
  % growth
Rank  2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 % share of total 2013-14 to 2014-15 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 2009-10 to 2012-13.
  • Based on DFAT STARS database, ABS catalogues 5368.0 (Dec 2015) & 536830.55.003 and unpublished ABS data.
Australia's top two-way trading partners
1 China 131,089 159,786 149,814 22.7 -6.3 10.8
2 Japan 69,399 72,193 67,641 10.3 -6.2 2.2
3 United States 54,859 58,433 64,540 9.8 10.5 5.4
4 Republic of Korea 30,587 34,878 34,705 5.3 -0.4 4.9
5 Singapore 29,051 29,473 28,488 4.3 -3.6 5.7
6 New Zealand 21,021 22,750 23,652 3.6 4.0 2.3
7 United Kingdom 21,830 20,317 21,138 3.2 4.1 -1.2
8 Thailand 19,410 18,804 19,925 3.0 6.0 -.01
9 Malaysia 17,051 19,888 19,598 3.0 -1.6 6.8
10 India 17,006 14,788 17,956 2.7 21.5 -6.2
11 Germany 15,627 17,032 16,754 2.5 -1.5 3.1
12 Indonesia 14,376 15,988 14,790 2.2 -7.5 4.4
13 Taiwan 12,421 12,588 12,830 1.9 2.0 1.4
14 Vietnam  7,132 9,253 10,200 1.5 10.2 12.0
15 United Arab Emirates 8,536 8,707 9,250 1.4 6.8 5.9

Total all countries 623,308 670,303 660,209 100.0 -1.5 4.8
  of which: APEC 438,883 486,846 478,613 72.5 -1.7 5.8
ASEAN 92,242 98,930 98,667 14.9 -0.3 5.0
European Union 28 (c)(d) 81,324 83,596 83,087 12.6 -0.6 1.2
G20 419,350 461,088 453,895 68.8 -1.6 4.8
OECD 276,403 290,928 292,573 44.3 0.5 3.0
Australia's top export markets
1 China 84,691 107,531 90,320 28.3 -16.0 12.2
2 Japan 48,691 51,030 46,509 14.6 -8.8 2.6
3 United States 14,842 17,079 20,474 6.4 20.0 6.4
4 Republic of Korea 20,900 22,489 20,420 6.4 -9.0 0.5
5 India 13,363 10,464 12,655 4.0 21.0 -10.9
6 New Zealand 10,844 11,541 12,344 3.9 7.0 2.0
7 Singapore 9,947 10,956 12,106 3.8 9.7 8.7
8 United Kingdom 9,703 7,799 8,579 2.7 10.0 -6.5
9 Malaysia 6,809 7,241 7,912 2.5 9.3 10.3
10 Taiwan 8,250 8,156 7,738 2.4 -5.0 -1.0
11 Indonesia 6,033 6,912 6,884 2.2 -0.4 4.6
12 Thailand 5,754 5,610 5,986 1.9 6.7 -2.4
13 Hong Kong (SAR of China) 4,326 4,728 5,164 1.6 9.3 2.6
14 Vietnam  2,749 3,839 4,487 1.4 17.0 13.5
15 United Arab Emirates 2,782 3,331 3,912 1.2 18.8 8.8

Total all countries 302,276 331,241 318,643 100.0 -3.8 4.2
  of which: APEC 233,953 266,503 249,416 78.3 -6.4 6.1
ASEAN 33,845 37,145 40,175 12.6 8.2 6.6
European Union 28 (c) 24,362 21,823 22,656 7.1 3.8 -3.1
G20 125,827 247,500 230,211 72.2 -7.0 4.1
OECD 125,827 130,115 128,107 40.2 -1.5 1.5
Australia's top import sources
1 China 46,398 52,255 59,494 17.4 13.9 8.5
2 United States 40,017 41,354 44,066 12.9 6.6 5.0
3 Japan 20,707 21,163 21,133 6.2 -0.2 1.6
4 Singapore 19,104 18,517 16,382 4.8 -11.5 3.9
5 Republic of Korea 9,687 12,389 14,284 4.2 15.4 14.6
6 Germany 12,464 14,098 13,957 4.1 -1.0 3.9
7 Thailand 13,656 13,194 13,939 4.1 5.6 1.3
8 United Kingdom 12,127 12,518 12,558 3.7 0.3 3.3
9 Malaysia 10,242 12,647 11,686 3.4 -7.8 4.8
10 New Zealand 10,177 11,210 11,308 3.3 0.9 2.7
11 Indonesia 8,343 9,076 7,906 2.3 -12.9 4.3
12 Italy 6,663 7,411 7,291 2.1 -1.6 5.2
13 France (d) 5,771 6,302 6,079 1.8 -3.5 -2.1
14 Vietnam  4,383 5,414 5,713 1.7 5.5 11.1
15 United Arab Emirates 5,753 5,375 5,338 1.6 -0.7 4.2

Total all countries 321,032 339,062 341,304 100.0 0.7 5.3
  of which: APEC 204,931 220,343 229,197 67.1 4.0 5.5
ASEAN 58,397 61,786 58,492 17.1 -5.3 4.1
European Union 28(c)(d) 56,962 61,773 60,431 17.7 -2.2 3.1
G20 198,136 213,588 223,684 65.5 4.7 5.6
OECD 150,577 160,812 164,341 48.1 2.2 4.3

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Australia's top 25 imports, goods and services, 2014-15

AUSTRALIA'S TOP 25 IMPORTS, GOODS & SERVICES (a) (b) (A$ million)
  % growth
Rank Commodity 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2013-14 to 2014-15 5 year trend

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 2014-15.
  • (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 catalogues 5368.0 (Sep 2015) & 5429.0.
  • Last updated November 2015.

Total (c) 321,032 339,062 341,304 0.7 5.3
1 Personal travel (excl education) services 23,313 25,532 24,320 -4.7 4.4
2 Passenger motor vehicles 17,330 17,834 18,708 4.9 5.4
3 Refined petroleum 16,844 19,203 18,074 -5.9 13.1
4 Crude petroleum 20,187 21,590 14,704 -31.9 0.8
5 Telecom equipment & parts 8,921 9,069 11,044 21.8 8.2
6 Freight services 9,144 9,700 9,905 2.1 4.4
7 Computers 6,650 7,108 8,046 13.2 4.8
8 Medicaments (incl veterinary) 8,021 7,673 7,076 -7.8 -1.6
9 Passenger transport services (d) 7,070 6,328 6,326 -0.0 3.6
10 Goods vehicles 7,698 6,055 6,123 1.1 1.3
11 Technical & other business services 5,868 5,900 5,715 -3.1 7.2
12 Professional services 4,932 5,014 5,059 0.9 16.3
13 Charges for intellectual property 4,112 4,282 4,565 6.6 4.5
14 Heating & cooling equipment & parts 2,596 3,950 4,241 7.4 16.0
15 Furniture, mattresses & cushions 2,929 3,436 3,932 14.4 8.7
16 Gold 5,169 4,767 3,772 -20.9 -11.5
17
Civil engineering equipment & parts
4,639 2,877 3,740 30.0 2.1
18 Business travel services 3,609 3,493 3,422 -2.0 2.9
19 Measuring & analysing instruments 2,741 3,012 3,316 10.1 5.1
20 Electrical machinery & parts, nes 2,567 2,883 3,186 10.5 6.3
21 Pumps (excl liquid pumps) & parts 2,952 3,687 3,157 -14.4 7.5
22 Telecom., computer & information services 2,080 2,767 3,093 11.8 9.6
23 Tubes & pipes of iron or steel 2,002 2,260 3,055 35.2 20.2
24 Plastic articles, nes 2,189 2,603 2,893 11.1 8.7
25 Iron, steel, aluminium structures 2,356 2,409 2,891 20.0 33.4
Analytical industry series

Education (e) 1,223 1,205 1,292 7.2 5.4

Tourism (f) 33,671 34,871 nya    

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Australia's top 25 exports, goods and services, 2014-15 (a)

AUSTRALIA'S TOP 25 EXPORTS, GOODS & SERVICES (a) (A$ million)
  % growth
Rank Commodity 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2013-14 to 2014-15 5 year trend

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 Othereducation 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 (Sep 2015) & 5429.0.
  • Last updated November 2015.

Total (b) 302,276 331,241 318,737 -3.8 4.2
1 Iron ores & concentrates  57,075 74,671 54,465 -27.1 8.5
2 Coal  38,640 39,960 37,885 -5.2 -0.9
3 Education-related travel services (c) 14,553 15,870 18,172 14.5 1.6
4 Natural gas 14,271 16,305 16,904 3.7 16.8
5 Personal travel (excl education) services 12,580 13,874 14,760 6.4 4.7
6 Gold 15,300 13,261 13,512 1.9 -0.6
7 Beef, f.c.f. 5,052 6,422 9,039 40.8 15.6
8 Crude petroleum 9,712 10,427 8,154 -21.8 -2.2
9 Aluminium ores & conc (incl alumina) 5,565 6,078 7,106 16.9 6.5
10 Wheat 6,750 6,084 5,528 -9.1 7.3
11 Copper ores & concentrates  5,337 5,220 5,274 1.0 2.3
12 Other ores & concentrates (d) 4,291 4,440 4,864 9.5 2.9
13 Professional services 4,505 4,598 4,680 1.8 9.6
14 Business travel services 4,266 4,092 4,361 6.6 7.8
15 Aluminium 3,593 3,846 4,165 8.3 -2.0
16 Meat (excl beef), f.c.f. 2,520 3,356 3,841 14.5 12.3
17 Financial services 2,326 2,828 3,545 25.4 29.8
18 Copper 3,101 3,712 3,370 -9.2 3.2
19 Technical & other business services 3,596 3,513 3,346 -4.8 -0.3
20 Wool & other animal hair (incl tops) 2,473 2,455 2,782 13.3 3.9
21 Telecom., computer & information services 1,838 1,959 2,661 35.8 7.8
22 Other transport services (e) 2,232 2,481 2,632 6.1 3.5
23 Refined petroleum 2,932 2,816 2,511 -10.8 0.8
24 Passenger transport services (f) 2,363 2,390 2,444 2.3 -3.0
25 Alcoholic beverages 2,000 2,016 2,187 8.5 -1.2
Analytical industry series

Education (g) 14,987 16,370 18,775 14.7 1.5

Tourism (h) 26,101 27,176 nya    

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