Australia's trade in goods and services 2012

Australia's trade in goods and services by top ten partners, 2012

Australia's top 10 export markets (a) (A$ million)
Goods Services Total % share Rank
China 73,152 5,742 78,894 26.3 1
Japan 47,849 1,962 49,811 16.6 2
Republic of Korea 19,831 1,762 21,593 7.2 3
United States 9,380 5,252 14,632 4.9 4
India 12,214 1,792 14,006 4.7 5
New Zealand 7,414 3,656 11,070 3.7 6
United Kingdom 6,699 3,886 10,585 3.5 7
Singapore 7,084 3,176 10,260 3.4 8
Taiwan 8,015 624 8,639 2.9 9
Malaysia 5,082 1,668 6,750 2.2 10
Total exports 249,197 50,857 300,054 100.0
Exports by regions (A$ million)
Goods Services Total % share
APEC 200,536 31,117 231,653 77.2
ASEAN 25,705 8,561 34,266 11.4
European Union 27 17,063 8,393 25,456 8.5
OECD 106,053 23,113 129,166 43.0
Australia's top 10 import sources (b) (A$ million)
Goods Services Total % share Rank
China 44,464 1,873 46,337 14.6 1
United States (c) 30,572 11,045 41,617 13.2 2
Japan 19,049 2,253 21,302 6.7 3
Singapore 14,489 4,337 18,826 6.0 4
Germany 11,226 1,519 12,745 4.0 5
Thailand 10,175 2,478 12,653 4.0 6
United Kingdom 6,716 5,045 11,761 3.7 7
Malaysia 9,641 1,272 10,913 3.4 8
Republic of Korea 9,859 455 10,314 3.3 9
New Zealand 7,260 2,908 10,168 3.2 10
Total imports 252,986 63,339 316,325 100.0
Imports by region (A$ million)
Goods Services Total % share
APEC (c) 171,949 34,526 203,769 64.4
ASEAN 10 45,435 11,961 57,396 18.1
European Union 27 (b) 42,634 13,505 56,139 17.7
OECD (c) 119,040 33,281 152,321 48.2
Australia's top 10 two-way trading partners (b)
Goods Services Total % share Rank
Total two-way trade 502,183 114,196 616,379 100.0
China 117,616 7,615 125,231 20.3 1
Japan 66,898 4,215 71,113 11.5 2
United States (c) 39,952 16,297 56,249 9.1 3
Republic of Korea 29,690 2,217 31,907 5.2 4
Singapore 21,573 7,513 29,086 4.7 5
United Kingdom 13,415 8,931 22,346 3.6 6
New Zealand 14,674 6,564 21,238 3.4 7
Thailand 15,073 3,353 18,426 3.0 8
Malaysia 14,723 2,940 17,663 2.9 9
India 14,799 2,651 17,450 2.8 10
Total regional two-way trade
Goods Services Total % share
APEC (c) 372,485 65,643 438,128 71.1
ASEAN 10 71,140 20,522 91,662 14.9
European Union 27 (b) 59,697 21,898 81,595 13.2
OECD (c) 225,093 56,394 281,487 45.7

Notes

  1. All data is on a balance of payments basis, except for goods by country which are on on a recorded trade basis.
  2. Excludes imports of aircraft from regional import totals from Sep 2008 onwards (excl the United States - see footnote (c)). This has a sigifnificant impact on import totals for France (EU27).
  3. Based on unpublished ABS data and includesconfidential aircraft imports for the United States only.

Based on DFAT STARS database and ABS catalogues 5302.0 (Mar 2013), 5368.0.05.004 & unpublished ABS data.

Download Australia's trade in goods and services by top ten partners, 2012 [PDF 23 KB]


Australia's top 25 imports, goods and services, 2012

Australia's top 25 imports, goods and services (A$ million) - (a) (b)
Rank Commodity 2010 2011 2012 % growth
2011 to 2012
5 year trend growth
1 Personal travel (excl education) services 20,361 22,118 22,278 0.7 9.0
2 Crude petroleum 16,217 20,827 21,567 3.6 7.9
3 Passenger motor vehicles 15,917 14,159 16,918 19.5 3.5
4 Refined petroleum 9,968 14,306 15,871 10.9 9.2
5 Freight transport services 8,542 8,357 9,229 10.4 -0.1
6 Telecom equipment & parts 7,534 8,323 8,747 5.1 5.4
7 Goods vehicles 6,019 6,153 8,560 39.1 6.3
8 Medicaments (incl veterinary) 7,896 8,530 8,201 -3.9 5.6
9 Passenger transport services (d) 5,745 6,389 6,900 8.0 0.2
10 Civil engineering equipment & parts 3,049 4,264 6,823 60.0 11.0
11 Computers 6,526 6,634 6,777 2.2 4.0
12 Technical & other business services 4,536 4,749 5,943 25.1 8.4
13 Gold 7,047 6,396 5,841 -8.7 -4.9
14 Charges for intellectual property 3,718 3,967 4,074 2.7 4.0
15 Professional services 2,524 2,664 3,586 34.6 6.9
16 Business travel services 2,902 2,840 3,314 16.7 1.6
17 Rubber tyres, treads & tubes 2,173 2,672 3,053 14.3 11.9
18 Measuring & analysing instruments 2,616 2,635 2,949 11.9 1.4
19 Vehicle parts & accessories 2,572 2,648 2,932 10.7 2.0
20 Furniture, mattresses & cushions 2,629 2,780 2,905 4.5 2.5
21 Electrical machinery & parts, nes 2,447 2,509 2,608 3.9 2.3
22 Mechanical handling equip & parts 1,663 1,987 2,540 27.8 4.0
23 Specialised machinery & parts 1,847 1,886 2,460 30.4 3.9
24 Pumps (excl liquid pumps) & parts 2,220 1,726 2,418 40.1 -0.8
25 Prams, toys, games & sporting goods 2,565 2,352 2,316 -1.5 -0.8
Total (c) 269,155 294,436 316,325 7.4 4.5
Commodity 2010 2011 2012 % growth
2011 to 2012
5 year trend growth
Analytical industry series (A$ million)
Education (e) 1,010 1,044 1,158 10.9 5.6
Tourism (f) na na na .. ..

Notes

  1. Goods trade are on a recorded trade basis, Services trade are on a balance of payments basis.
  2. Please note – imports of aircraft were made confidential by the ABS from Sep-08 onwards. Imports of aircaft would rank in Australia's top 25 imports.
  3. Balance of payments basis.
  4. Includes Related agency fees and commissions.
  5. Education services includes Education-related travel services, Royalties on education services and Other education services.
  6. Tourism is based on the ABS Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and is only available on a financial year basis.

na - not available

Based on ABS trade data on DFAT STARS database and ABS catalogue 5368.0 (March 2013).

Download Australia's top 25 imports, goods and services, 2012 [PDF 21 KB]


Australia's top 25 exports, goods and services, 2012

Australia's top 25 exports, goods and services, (A$ million) – (a)
Rank Commodity 2010 2011 2012 % growth
2011 to 2012
5 year trend growth
1 Iron ores & concentrates 49,380 64,097 54,689 -14.7 28.7
2 Coal 42,967 46,691 41,273 -11.6 10.6
3 Gold 14,438 15,077 15,525 3.0 4.9
4 Education-related travel services 16,597 15,155 14,487 -4.4 2.7
5 Natural gas 9,425 11,084 13,418 21.1 17.4
6 Personal travel (excl education) services 12,165 11,784 11,865 0.7 0.1
7 Crude petroleum 10,502 11,451 10,989 -4.0 6.7
8 Wheat 4,178 6,076 6,530 7.5 23.2
9 Copper ores & concentrates 5,035 5,437 5,305 -2.4 8.3
10 Aluminium ores & conc (incl alumina) 5,293 5,443 5,273 -3.1 -3.2
11 Beef, f.c.f. 4,370 4,684 4,754 1.5 0.4
12 Business travel services 2,969 3,573 4,104 14.9 9.3
13 Professional services 3,094 3,252 3,856 18.6 1.1
14 Medicaments (incl veterinary) 3,601 3,278 3,849 17.4 0.3
15 Aluminium 4,409 4,657 3,777 -18.9 -7.6
16 Technical & other business services 3,566 3,455 3,486 0.9 1.0
17 Copper 3,160 3,861 3,349 -13.3 2.4
18 Refined petroleum 2,438 2,938 3,275 11.5 -1.0
19 Cotton 1,042 2,537 2,627 3.5 47.5
20 Wool & other animal hair (incl tops) 2,225 2,837 2,524 -11.0 1.2
21 Meat (excl beef), f.c.f. 2,258 2,375 2,370 -0.2 3.2
22 Passenger transport services (c) 2,709 2,636 2,491 -5.5 -9.1
23 Other transport services (d) 2,242 2,231 2,286 2.5 1.1
24 Alcoholic beverages 2,238 2,033 2,009 -1.2 -8.1
25 Oil-seeds & oleaginous fruits, soft 569 1,287 1,780 38.3 59.4
Total (b) 283,481 313,232 300,054 -4.2 6.1
Analytical industry series
Commodity 2010 2011 2012 % growth
2011 to 2012
5 year trend growth
Education (e) 17,168 15,733 15,042 -4.4 2.5
Tourism (f) na na na .. ..

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 Related agency fees & commissions.
  4. 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.
  5. Education services includes Education related travel services, Royalties on education services and Other education services.
  6. Tourism is based on the ABS Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and is only available on a financial year basis.

Account (TSA) and is only available on a financial year basis.

na - not available

Based on ABS trade data on DFAT STARS database and ABS catalogue 5368.0 (March 2013).

Download Australia's top 25 exports, goods and services, 2012 [PDF 21 KB]


2011-12