Australia - Real Imports of Goods and Services

Australia: Real Imports of Goods and Services

Mnemonic IM$.IAUS
Unit Mil. Ch. Jul16-Jun17 AUD, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 1.35 %
Data 2019 Q2 96,065
2019 Q1 97,379

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release National Accounts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/1959
End Date 6/30/2019

Australia: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Sep 2019 7,180 6,617 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods Sep 2019 43,215 41,763 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods Sep 2019 -36,034 -35,145 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Current Account Balance 2019 Q2 5,853 -1,120 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q2 124,751 119,971 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q2 104,855 105,135 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Net Exports 2019 Q2 19,896 14,836 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2019 Q2 102,453 101,016 Mil. Ch. Jul16-Jun17 AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2019 Q2 96,065 97,379 Mil. Ch. Jul16-Jun17 AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2019 Q2 6,388 3,637 Mil. Ch. Jul16-Jun17 AUD, SA Quarterly

Release Information

In Australia, the National Accounts statistics are compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

This publication contains estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) and its components, components of state final demand, the national income account, the national capital account and supporting series. Quarterly estimates are provided for the latest nine quarters. For the most part, these estimates are provided in trend and seasonally adjusted terms. Where trend and seasonally adjusted estimates are not available, original data are provided. Annual estimates, on an original basis, are provided for the key statistics for the past nine years.

Australia's national accounts statistics are compiled in accordance with international standards contained in the System of National Accounts. These standards have recently been updated and are presented in the System of National Accounts, 2008 (SNA08). Australia's application of these SNA standards is described in Australian System of National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5216.0). This publication outlines major concepts and definitions, describes sources of data and methods used to derive annual and quarterly estimates for major aggregates at current prices and in chain volume terms, and discusses the accuracy and reliability of the national accounts. In addition, it includes documentation on input-output tables, financial accounts, capital stock, productivity measures, balance sheets, and state accounts. The current version of this product reflects the System of National Accounts, 2008 (SNA08) concepts and a number of references to data sources and methods are out of date. A revised Concepts, Sources and Methods product was released on 2 July 2012.

The data is updated at a quarterly frequency.

Most figures are subject to revision as more complete and accurate information becomes available. The revisions are of two types: those made to recent quarters and those made as a consequence of a redistribution across all quarters within a year following revisions to annual totals.

Change of base year for chained volume measures:

Index year and benchmarking to the previous year occurs every year with the 3rd quarter / September release.

As of 5 December 2018, it is Jul2016-Jun17

Measuring GDP - Three approaches


GDP using the income approach is derived as the sum of compensation of employees, gross operating surplus, gross mixed income and taxes less subsidies on production and imports. Volume estimates are derived at the total GDP level by deflating current price estimates by the implicit price deflator from the expenditure approach.


GDP using the expenditure approach is derived as the sum of all final expenditures, changes in inventories and exports of goods and services less imports of goods and services. Volume estimates are derived for each of the components as well as for their sum.


GDP using the production approach is derived as the sum of gross value added for each industry, at basic prices, plus taxes less subsidies on products. Basic values represent the amounts received by producers, including the value of any subsidies on products, but before any taxes on products. The difference between the sum over all industries of gross value added at basic prices, and GDP at market (or purchasers') prices, is the value of taxes less subsidies on products.