Australia's trade in goods and services 2014

20 October 2015

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

AUSTRALIA'S TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES (a) (b) BY TOP 15 PARTNERS (A$ million)
  % growth
Rank  2012 2013 2014 % share of total 2013 to 2014 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) 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 confidentialised country totals may not reflect the true pattern of trade.
  • (d) Services data is EU27 from 2007 to 2012, EU28 from September 2013.
  • * Actual export/import data based on unpublished ABS data.
  • † DFAT estimate.
  • Based on DFAT STARS database, ABS catalogues 5368.0 (June 2015) & 5368.0.55.004 and unpublished ABS data.
Australia's top two-way trading partners
1 China 125,732 151,010 152,468 23.0 1.0 12.2
2 Japan 71,369 70,977 70,218 10.6 -1.1 3.0
3 United States 56,762 55,388 60,442 9.1 9.1 4.0
4 Republic of Korea 31,983 32,232 34,626 5.2 7.4 5.7
5 Singapore 29,333 27,394 30,187 4.5 10.2 6.1
6 New Zealand 21,126 21,745 23,467 3.5 7.9 2.1
7 United Kingdom 22,980 20,374 20,788 3.1 2.0 -3.2
8 Malaysia 17,627 18,189 20,582 3.1 13.2 8.3
9 Thailand 18,372 19,589 18,978 2.9 -3.1 -0.2
10 Germany 15,864 16,470 16,725 2.5 1.5 3.3
11 India 17,864 15,305 15,847 2.4 3.5 -7.1
12 Indonesia 14,561 14,726 15,678 2.4 6.5 6.0
13 Taiwan 12,653 12,378 12,694 1.9 2.6 2.0
14 Vietnam  6,626 7,822 10,048 1.5 28.5 10.1
15 Italy 7,723 8,339 8,674 1.3 4.0 3.7

Total all countries 625,683 648,450 663,819 100.0 2.4 5.3
  of which: APEC 439,330 463,233 482,472 72.7 4.2 6.3
ASEAN 91,698 92,848 101,473 15.3 9.3 5.6
European Union 28 (c)(d) 83,976 81,386 83,987 12.7 3.2 1.0
OECD 284,583 280,935 291,250 43.9 3.7 2.9
Australia's top export markets
1 China 79,314 101,709 * 98,210 * 30.0 -3.4 15.4
2 Japan 50,029 49,529 * 50,247 * 15.4 1.4 3.7
3 Republic of Korea 21,612 21,276 * 22,017 * 6.7 3.5 2.5
4 United States 14,877 15,853 * 18,510 * 5.7 16.8 3.8
5 New Zealand 10,939 11,125 * 12,125 * 3.7 9.0 1.3
6 Singapore 10,379 9,228 12,085 3.7 31.0 7.3
7 India 14,259 11,446 * 11,354 * 3.5 -0.8 -11.0
8 United Kingdom 10,742 8,042 * 8,319 * 2.5 3.4 -9.7
9 Taiwan 8,645 8,072 * 7,943 * 2.4 -1.6 0.5
10 Malaysia 6,709 7,254 * 7,923 † 2.4 9.2 11.1
11 Indonesia 5,967 6,384 * 6,922 * 2.1 8.4 5.1
12 Thailand 5,692 5,720 * 6,105 * 1.9 6.7 -0.1
13 Hong Kong (SAR of China) 4,361 4,501 * 4,872 * 1.5 8.2 0.7
14 Vietnam  2,700 3,143 * 4,254 * 1.3 35.4 12.5
15 United Arab Emirates 2,538 3,164 * 3,659 * 1.1 15.6 6.0

Total all countries 301,800 318,966 326,862 100.0 2.5 4.9
  of which: APEC 232,109 253,133 260,355 79.7 2.9 7.3
ASEAN 34,073 34,069 40,075 12.3 17.6 6.7
European Union 28 (c) 26,041 22,419 22,235 6.8 -0.8 -4.0
OECD 130,090 126,534 130,945 40.1 3.5 1.7
Australia's top import sources
1 China 46,417 49,302 * 54,258 * 16.1 10.1 7.3
2 United States 41,885 * 39,534 * 41,932 * 12.4 6.1 4.1
3 Japan 21,340 21,448 * 19,971 * 5.9 -6.9 1.4
4 Singapore 18,953 18,166 * 18,102 * 5.4 -0.4 5.4
5 Germany 12,725 13,393 13,858 * 4.1 3.5 3.8
6 Thailand 12,680 13,869 * 12,873 * 3.8 -7.2 -0.1
7 Malaysia 10,918 10,935 * 12,659 * 3.8 15.8 6.6
8 Republic of Korea 10,372 10,956 * 12,609 * 3.7 15.1 2.8
9 United Kingdom 12,238 12,333 * 12,469 * 3.7 1.1 12.8
10 New Zealand 10,187 10,620 * 11,343 * 3.4 6.8 2.9
11 Indonesia 8,594 8,342 8,756 * 2.6 5.0 6.8
12 Italy 6,501 7,142 * 7,459 * 2.2 4.4 5.2
13 France 5,811 † 6,171 † 6,371 † 1.9 3.3 -0.5
14 Vietnam  3,926 4,679 * 5,794 * 1.7 23.8 8.6
15 United Arab Emirates 5,462 6,084 * 4,982 * 1.5 -18.1 7.1

Total all countries 323,883 329,484 336,957 100.0 2.3 5.6
  of which: APEC 207,221 210,100 222,116 65.9 5.7 5.2
ASEAN 57,626 58,780 61,398 18.2 4.5 4.9
European Union 28(c)(d) 57,936 58,967 61,752 18.3 4.7 3.3
OECD 154,493 154,401 160,305 47.6 3.8 4.0

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

AUSTRALIA'S TOP 25 IMPORTS, GOODS & SERVICES (a) (b) (A$ million)
  % growth
Rank Commodity 2012 2013 2014 2013 to 2014 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. (c) Balance of payments basis.
  • (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.
  • Based on ABS trade data on DFAT STARS database and ABS catalogue 5302.0 (Jun-2015).
  • Last updated August 2015.

Total (c) 323,883 329,484 336,971 2.3 5.6
1 Personal travel (excl education) services 22,526 24,963 24,597 -1.5 5.1
2 Crude petroleum 21,567 20,227 20,050 -0.9 9.4
3 Refined petroleum 15,871 18,229 18,579 1.9 14.9
4 Passenger motor vehicles 16,919 18,290 17,566 -4.0 7.8
5 Telecom equipment & parts 8,750 9,075 9,845 8.5 6.3
6 Freight transport services 9,228 9,339 9,686 3.7 4.2
7 Medicaments (incl veterinary) 8,178 7,793 7,497 -3.8 -0.5
8 Computers 6,777 6,943 7,316 5.4 4.5
9 Passenger transport services (d) 6,901 6,839 6,141 -10.2 4.8
10 Goods vehicles 8,562 6,436 6,008 -6.7 6.3
11 Technical & other business services 5,632 6,147 5,676 -7.7 7.4
12 Professional services 4,107 5,172 4,659 -9.9 12.0
13 Charges for intellectual property 4,044 4,120 4,491 9.0 4.2
14 Heating & cooling equipment & parts 2,265 3,320 4,210 26.8 13.9
15 Gold 5,841 4,796 4,005 -16.5 -14.3
16 Pumps (excl liquid pumps) & parts 2,418 3,216 3,870 20.3 5.1
17 Furniture, mattresses & cushions 2,905 3,176 3,624 14.1 6.5
18 Business travel services 3,472 3,590 3,378 -5.9 2.3
19 Measuring & analysing instruments 2,950 2,774 3,208 15.6 3.6
20 Electrical machinery & parts, nes 2,610 2,725 2,959 8.6 4.9
21 Telecom., computer & information services 1,912 2,399 2,933 22.3 5.9
22 Prams, toys, games & sporting goods 2,316 2,445 2,844 16.3 -0.4
23 Vehicle parts & accessories 2,932 2,797 2,740 -2.0 4.2
24 Plastic articles, nes 2,151 2,381 2,721 14.3 6.9
25 Household-type equipment, nes 2,273 2,458 2,669 8.6 5.6
Analytical industry series

Education (e) 1,249 1,188 1,280 7.7 6.9


2011-12 2012-13 2013-14


Tourism (f) 32,091 33,671 34,871 3.6 5.4

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

AUSTRALIA'S TOP 25 EXPORTS, GOODS & SERVICES (a) (A$ million)
  % growth
Rank Commodity 2012 2013 2014 2013 to 2014 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 consists 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 availableon a financial year basis.
  • Based on ABS trade data on DFAT STARS database and ABS catalogue 5302.0 (Jun-2015).
  • Last updated August 2015.

Total (b) 301,800 318,966 327,046 2.5 5.0
1 Iron ores & concentrates  54,447 69,492 66,008 -5.0 14.7
2 Coal  41,273 39,805 37,999 -4.5 -1.5
3 Natural gas 13,416 14,602 17,743 21.5 17.8
4 Education-related travel services (c) 14,525 15,010 17,037 13.5 0.1
5 Personal travel (excl education) services 12,118 13,164 14,227 8.1 3.1
6 Gold 15,526 13,898 13,460 -3.1 -1.8
7 Crude petroleum 10,988 9,016 10,564 17.2 4.2
8 Beef, f.c.f. 4,754 5,695 7,751 36.1 11.3
9 Aluminium ores & conc (incl alumina) 5,273 5,904 6,336 7.3 4.9
10 Wheat 6,531 6,085 5,920 -2.7 6.8
11 Copper ores & concentrates  5,255 5,192 5,359 3.2 5.2
12 Professional services 4,188 4,578 4,753 3.8 9.1
13 Other ores & concentrates (d) 4,217 4,486 4,594 2.4 6.1
14 Business travel services 4,164 4,200 4,260 1.4 9.6
15 Aluminium 3,774 3,675 3,968 8.0 -2.5
16 Copper 3,349 3,373 3,849 14.1 6.5
17 Meat (excl beef), f.c.f. 2,370 2,884 3,733 29.5 9.8
18 Technical & other business services 3,801 3,736 3,333 -10.8 1.0
19 Financial services 1,748 2,617 3,328 27.2 25.8
20 Refined petroleum 3,271 2,743 2,807 2.3 3.5
21 Other transport services (e) 2,268 2,370 2,543 7.3 3.4
22 Wool & other animal hair (incl tops) 2,524 2,608 2,417 -7.3 5.0
23 Medicaments (incl veterinary) 3,849 3,085 2,415 -21.7 -6.6
24 Passenger transport services (f) 2,491 2,340 2,411 3.0 -4.9
25 Telecom., computer & information services 1,668 1,921 2,131 10.9 2.5
Analytical industry series

Education (g) 15,076 15,521 17,626 13.6 0.0


2011-12 2012-13 2013-14


Tourism (h) 25,056 26,101 27,176 4.1 2.9

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