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Australia's trade and investment statistics

Top export and import countries/regions

  A$ billion 2017-18 % growth year on year
Exports(a)(b) 403.2 + 7.9
China 123.3 + 12.1
Japan 51.3 + 15.5
Republic of Korea 23.6 + 3.8
United States 21.4 + 3.6
India 21.1 + 9.7
ASEAN(a) 46.7 + 9.1
EU28(a) 29.6 - 4.2
Imports(a)(b) 395.4 + 9.0
China 71.3 + 11.1
United States 48.8 + 6.2
Republic of Korea(c) 28.7 + 80.9
Japan 26.3 + 9.2
Germany 18.2 + 9.8
ASEAN(a) 63.4 + 9.0
EU28(a) 76.4 + 9.8

Trade by broad sector(b)

  A$ billion 2017-18 % growth year on year
Exports 403.2 + 7.9
Rural 47.1 + 1.2
Resources 189.4 + 12.6
Manufactures 46.1 + 4.3
Other goods 12.4 - 2.1
Gold 20.2 + 1.9
Services 88.0 + 7.0
Imports 395.4 + 9.0
Two-way trade 798.6 + 8.4
Balance of trade 7.8 ..

Top exports and import

  A$ billion 2017-18 % growth year on year
Exports(b) 403.2 + 7.9
Iron ores & concentrates 61.3 - 2.1
Coal(d) 60.4 + 11.3
Education-related travel 32.4 + 15.5
Natural gas 30.9 + 38.5
Personal travel (excl education) 21.6 - 0.2
Imports(b) 395.4 + 9.0
Personal travel (excl education) 42.5 + 12.6
Passenger motor vehicles 23.3 + 7.0
Refined petroleum 21.6 + 24.5
Ships, boats & floating structures(c) 14.9 + 210.3
Telecom equipment & parts 13.4 + 12.0

Australia's international investment position

  A$ billion 2017 % growth year on year
Foreign Direct Investment in Australia 849.1 + 6.5
United States 189.9 - 1.6
Japan 92.5 + 1.6
United Kingdom 83.2 + 11.4
Netherlands 53.5 + 3.3
China 40.7 + 5.1
ASEAN 42.0 + 13.4
EU28 188.7 + 8.6
Australian Direct Investment Abroad 590.6 + 6.5
United States 127.3 + 8.1
United Kingdom 83.9 + 14.3
New Zealand 62.1 - 6.5
Singapore 20.2 + 0.5
Papua New Guinea 16.3 + 2.1
ASEAN 40.3 + 6.2
EU28 117.8 + 12.1

(a) Excludes some confidential items of trade.
(b) Balance of payments basis.
(c) DFAT estimates.
(b) Includes BOP adjustments.

Based on various ABS catalogues.

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