5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Apr 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/06/2018   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Feb 2018
Mar 2018
Apr 2018
Mar 18 to Apr 18
$m
$m
$m
% change

BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
Trend estimates
851
1 161
1 461
26
Seasonally adjusted
1 391
1 731
977
-44
CREDITS (Exports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
34 042
34 477
34 845
1
Seasonally adjusted
34 374
34 951
34 188
-2
DEBITS (Imports of goods & services)
Trend estimates
33 191
33 317
33 384
-
Seasonally adjusted
32 982
33 220
33 211
-

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Balance on Goods and Services
Graph: This graph shows the Balance on Goods and Services for the Trend and Seasonally adjusted series



APRIL KEY POINTS


BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
  • In trend terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $1,461m in April 2018, an increase of $300m on the surplus in March 2018.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a surplus of $977m in April 2018, a decrease of $754m on the surplus in March 2018.


CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits fell $763m (2%) to $34,188m. Non-rural goods fell $544m (2%), non-monetary gold fell $294m (16%) and rural goods fell $8m. Net exports of goods under merchanting rose $5m (83%). Services credits rose $78m (1%).


DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES)
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits fell $9m to $33,211m. Consumption goods fell $202m (2%) and non-monetary gold fell $104m (15%). Capital goods rose $114m (2%) and intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $111m (1%). Services debits rose $71m (1%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2018 4 July 2018
June 2018 2 August 2018
July 2018 6 September 2018
August 2018 4 October 2018
September 2018 1 November 2018
October 2018 6 December 2018


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INQUIRIES

For further information contact Balance of Payments at <balance.of.payments@abs.gov.au> for goods, and International Trade in Services at <trade.services@abs.gov.au> for services.