Australia - Current Account Balance

Australia: Current Account Balance

Mnemonic TAB.IAUS
Unit Mil. AUD, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 42.33 %
Data 2021 Q4 12,677
2021 Q3 21,981

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release Balance of Payments
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/1959
End Date 12/31/2021

Australia: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Mar 2022 9,314 7,437 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods Mar 2022 49,453 49,525 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods Mar 2022 -40,139 -42,088 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Current Account Balance 2021 Q4 12,677 21,981 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q4 135,994 137,518 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2021 Q4 104,993 100,119 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q4 107,793 109,467 Mil. Ch. Jul19-Jun20 AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2021 Q4 96,596 97,453 Mil. Ch. Jul19-Jun20 AUD, SA Quarterly
Net Exports 2021 Q2 28,902 25,433 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2021 Q2 5,163 10,030 Mil. Ch. Jul18-Jun19 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.

  • Framework: IMF BPM6
  • Measurement: Millions of Australian dollars (Mil. AUD)
  • Adjustments:
    • Trend (Trend)
    • Seasonally adjusted (NSA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: As early as 1959Q3

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.