Australia - Current Account Balance

Australia: Current Account Balance

Mnemonic TAB.IAUS
Unit Mil. AUD, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 54.15 %
Data 2019 Q1 -2,900
2018 Q4 -6,325

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release Balance of Payments
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/1959
End Date 3/31/2019

Australia: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods May 2019 5,745 4,820 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods May 2019 41,585 40,143 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods May 2019 -35,839 -35,324 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Current Account Balance 2019 Q1 -2,900 -6,325 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 118,958 114,719 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 105,364 105,878 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Net Exports 2019 Q1 13,594 8,841 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 100,185 99,203 Mil. Ch. Jul16-Jun17 AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q1 97,588 97,676 Mil. Ch. Jul16-Jun17 AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2019 Q1 2,597 1,527 Mil. Ch. Jul16-Jun17 AUD, SA Quarterly

Release Information

In Australia the Balance of Payments (BOPs) statistics are compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Provides detailed quarterly balance of payments tables on current, capital and financial transactions for the latest six quarters, including seasonally adjusted, trend and chain volume measures of the current account. It also provides a complete international investment position statement with details of the level of investment, investment flows and associated income.

Data are disseminated in millions of Australian Dollars. It is released by the ABS every quarter.

The compilation of balance of payments and international investment position estimates entails the use of a very wide range of statistical data.

The seasonally adjusted statistics in this publication use the concurrent seasonal adjustment technique and Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) Modelling to estimate factors for the current and previous quarters.

To enable analysis of the movement of goods and services in ‘real’ terms, estimates of chain volume measures are compiled and published each quarter. Chain volume measures are derived by deflating the original current price series by specially compiled measures of price change. The reference year for chain volume measures is the year prior to the latest complete financial year incorporated in this issue

The quarterly current account series  are affected to some extent by seasonal influences and it is useful to recognise and take account of this element of variation.