Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Australia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Australia World Exports Value (US$) 141 181 512 401.00 186 853 013 588.00 153 899 575 950.00 212 108 726 296.00 269 423 385 464.00 256 242 912 988.00 252 155 105 281.00 240 444 683 866.00 187 792 151 470.00 189 629 974 559.00 230 163 207 202.00 252 775 516 219.00
Imports Value (US$) 165 471 525 339.00 200 617 274 510.00 165 601 136 423.00 201 703 333 727.00 234 205 823 230.00 250 464 794 398.00 232 481 271 344.00 227 544 231 343.00 200 113 779 978.00 189 406 027 941.00 228 441 736 928.00 235 519 140 875.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Australia totalled $ 252 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Australia increased by 9.82% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 22 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Australia amounted to $230 billion in 2017)

Australia's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Australia in 2018:

  • China with a share of 34% (87 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 16.3% (41 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 7.02% (17.7 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 4.89% (12.3 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 3.77% (9.55 billion US$)
  • Other Asia, nes with a share of 3.09% (7.81 billion US$)
  • Hong-Kong with a share of 3.03% (7.67 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 2.89% (7.32 billion US$)
  • New Zealand with a share of 2.83% (7.16 billion US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 2.18% (5.52 billion US$)

Exports structure from Australia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 23% (58 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 22% (56 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 18% (45 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 6.1% (15.4 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.98% (10 billion US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 1.87% (4.74 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 1.8% (4.57 billion US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 1.49% (3.79 billion US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof
  • 1.25% (3.16 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.25% (3.16 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

What did Australia export in 2018?

Australia's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 19.6% ($49 billion): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 18.6% ($47 billion): 2601 - Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites.
  • 5.58% ($14.1 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 2.26% ($5.73 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 1.77% ($4.47 billion): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates.
  • 1.56% ($3.94 billion): 0202 - Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
  • 1.26% ($3.19 billion): 7601 - Unwrought aluminium.
  • 1.2% ($3.03 billion): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 1.16% ($2.93 billion): 5101 - Wool, not carded or combed.

The value of total merchandise imports to Australia totalled $ 235 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Australia increased by 3.09% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 7.07 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Australia was equal to $228 billion in 2017)

Australia's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Australia in 2018:

  • China with a share of 24% (57 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 10.4% (24 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 7.36% (17.3 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 4.93% (11.6 billion US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 4.89% (11.5 billion US$)
  • Korea with a share of 4.32% (10.1 billion US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 4.2% (9.91 billion US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 3.74% (8.82 billion US$)
  • New Zealand with a share of 2.57% (6.05 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.37% (5.6 billion US$)

Imports structure to Australia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 14% (33 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 13.2% (31 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 13.1% (31 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 10.8% (25 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.64% (8.58 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.51% (8.28 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.12% (7.35 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 2.8% (6.6 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.5% (5.91 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.16% (5.1 billion US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings

What did Australia import in 2018?

Australia's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 8.2% ($19.3 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 7.32% ($17.2 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 4.49% ($10.5 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 3.73% ($8.79 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 3.51% ($8.27 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 3.3% ($7.78 billion): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 2.31% ($5.44 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.94% ($4.58 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 1.05% ($2.48 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.

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Australia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018