Australia’s trade with Latin America

Australia’s Exports to Latin America 2016-17(a)

Pie chart: A$m: Services 1,935, Agriculture 103, Minerals and fuels 1,849, Other goods 185, ETM 473, STM 206, Total: 4,752.

Australia’s Imports from Latin America 2016-17(a)

Pie chart: A$m: Services 1,075, Agriculture 1,574, Other goods 68, Minerals and fuels 668, ETM 2,732, STM 232, Total: 6,349.

Australia’s Goods and Services Exports to Latin America 2016-17(a)

Pie chart: A$m: Brazil 2,375, Other 422, Argentina 356, Mexico 407, Colombia 518, Chile 674.

Totals may not add due to rounding.

(a) Excludes some confidential items of trade.

Source: Based on ABS data.

Australia's trade and investment statistics

Top export and import countries/regions
  A$ billion 2016-17 % growth year on year
EXPORTS 373.2 ↑ 16.8
China 110.4 ↓ 25.2
Japan 44.6 ↑ 16.9
Republic of Korea 22.8 ↑ 13.8
United States 20.8 ↓ 5.9
India 19.2 ↑ 44.0
ASEAN(a) 42.3 ↑ 13.5
EU28(a) 30.5 ↑ 9.9
IMPORTS 362.2 ↑ 1.4
China 64.3 ↑ 0.1
United States 45.7 ↓ 6.2
Japan 24.0 ↑ 6.3
Thailand 16.7 ↓ 1.0
Germany 16.3 ↑ 0.1
ASEAN(a) 58.3 ↑ 0.3
EU28(a) 69.0 ↓ 2.0
Trade by broad sector
  A$ billion 2017 % growth year on year
EXPORTS 387.7 ↑ 15.1
Rural 48.4 ↑ 13.7
Resources 177.7 ↑ 26.6
Manufactures 44.9 ↑ 2.8
Other goods 12.8 ↓ 3.3
Gold 18.3 ↓ 8.9
Services 85.5 ↑ 9.9
IMPORTS 376.1 ↑ 7.3
Two-way trade 763.8 ↑ 11.1
Balance of trade 11.6
Top exports and imports
  A$ billion 2017 % growth year on year
EXPORTS 387.7 ↑ 15.1
Iron ores and concentrates 63.2 ↑ 17.6
Coal 56.8 ↑ 34.3
Education-related travel 30.9 ↑ 19.7
Natural gas 25.6 ↑ 43.2
Personal travel (excl education) 21.8 ↑ 2.7
IMPORTS 376.1 ↑ 7.3
Personal travel (excl education) 39.8 ↑ 7.2
Passenger motor vehicles 22.8 ↑ 6.6
Refined petroleum 19.1 ↑ 28.8
Ships, boats and floating structures 18.9
Telecom equipment and parts 12.8 ↑ 6.8
Australia’s international investment position
  A$ billion 2016 % growth year on year
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN AUSTRALIA 796.1 ↑ 8.5
United States 195.0 ↑ 6.7
Japan 90.9 ↑ 5.9
United Kingdom 67.9 ↑ 4.9
Netherlands 50.4 ↑ 5.3
China 41.9 ↑ 15.7
ASEAN 43.9 ↑ 4.8
EU28 164.8 ↑ 7.1
AUSTRALIAN DIRECT INVESTMENT ABROAD 554.9 ↑ 3.9
United States 118.9 ↑ 9.8
United Kingdom 73.2 ↓ 8.0
New Zealand 66.6 ↑ 12.0
Singapore 19.8 ↑ 5.5
Papua New Guinea(b) 15.8
Germany(b) np
ASEAN 37.8 ↑ 7.4
EU28 104.9 ↓ 4.7

(a) Excludes some confidential items of trade.

(b) Data for Germany was not published by the ABS for 2016. DFAT estimates that the value of investment would be around $15bn. Therefore it has been ranked equal 5th with PNG. For more Australian trade and investment statistics see: www.dfat.gov.au/trade

Last Updated: 3 April 2018