Country Report Australia October 1996 Main report

Foreign trade.

Foreign trade (A$ m) Total Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Imports fob 1995 1996 Fish & products 291 293 Fruit, vegetables & products 267 289 Coffee, cocoa, tea & spices 234 239 Beverages 141 142 Tobacco & manufactures 86 89 Rubber & manufactures 577 608 Wood & pulp 388 277 Textile fibres & waste 89 86 Crude minerals & fertilisers 68 64 Metalliferous ores & scrap 65 85 Petroleum & products 1,715 2,337 Chemicals 2,297 4,545 Wood manufactures 161 159 Paper & manufactures 808 927 Textile yarn, cloth & mnfrs 1,149 1,164 Non-metallic mineral mnfrs 577 580 Iron & steel 578 706 Non-ferrous metals 292 317 Metal manufactures 867 923 Machinery & transport eqpt 15,900 17,978 of which: road vehicles 3,827 4,027 other transport equipment 993 983 Clothing & footwear 1,083 1,152 Scientific instruments etc 1,389 1,515 Total incl others 37,662 38,008 EU USA Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Imports fob 1995 1996 1995 1996 Fish & products 15 15 20 18 Fruit, vegetables & products 44 38 48 52 Coffee, cocoa, tea & spices 68 59 4 4 Beverages 94 93 24 22 Tobacco & manufactures 16 19 21 25 Rubber & manufactures 125 137 76 84 Wood & pulp 8 12 71 52 Textile fibres & waste 23 20 8 14 Crude minerals & fertilisers 8 8 24 17 Metalliferous ores & scrap 4 8 4 6 Petroleum & products 20 8 65 103 Chemicals 1,491 1,629 1,047 1,190 Wood manufactures 46 52 10 9 Paper & manufactures 402 308 145 151 Textile yarn, cloth & mnfrs 200 193 128 106 Non-metallic mineral mnfrs 242 234 54 54 Iron & steel 197 159 43 55 Non-ferrous metals 104 74 53 35 Metal manufactures 302 253 171 181 Machinery & transport eqpt 4,505 4,495 4,536 5,265 of which: road vehicles 1,027 801 476 599 other transport equipment 97 193 572 942 Clothing & footwear 114 130 25 33 Scientific instruments etc 399 408 561 694 Total incl others 9,376 9,323 8,235 9,070 Japan China Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Imports fob 1995 1996 1995 1996 Fish & products 7 8 4 6 Fruit, vegetables & products 0 0 19 19 Coffee, cocoa, tea & spices 2 2 4 3 Beverages 1 0 0 0 Tobacco & manufactures 13 12 1 2 Rubber & manufactures 184 200 11 13 Wood & pulp 0 0 0 0 Textile fibres & waste 2 3 0 0 Crude minerals & fertilisers 8 8 3 6 Metalliferous ores & scrap 3 2 2 1 Petroleum & products 2 2 19 28 Chemicals 233 212 64 78 Wood manufactures 0 0 10 11 Paper & manufactures 46 35 17 14 Textile yarn, cloth & mnfrs 74 51 124 125 Non-metallic mineral mnfrs 63 48 43 42 Iron & steel 205 180 22 10 Non-ferrous metals 16 11 10 8 Metal manufactures 90 65 68 75 Machinery & transport eqpt 4,760 3,767 303 364 of which: road vehicles 2,347 1,913 14 20 other transport equipment 367 25 0 0 Clothing & footwear 4 2 614 640 Scientific instruments etc 239 222 26 31 Total incl others 6,229 5,079 1,708 1,856 Total Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Exports fob 1995 1996 Meat & products 1,800 1,462 Dairy products 709 875 Fish & products 600 579 Cereals & products 1,455 3,335 Fruit, vegetables & products 409 499 Sugar & products 521 402 Hides & skins, undressed 208 234 Textile fibres & waste 2,266 1,963 Crude minerals & fertilisers 190 190 Metalliferous ores & scrap 3,707 4,400 Coal, coke & briquettes 3,309 3,909 Petroleum & products 1,438 1,671 Gas 671 785 Chemicals 1,250 1,473 Non-metallic mineral mnfrs 309 333 Iron & steel 784 825 Non-ferrous metals 2,298 2,398 Metal manufactures 308 350 Machinery & transport eqpt 4,033 4,684 of which: road vehicles 480 588 other transport equipment 554 646 Scientific instruments etc 453 569 Total incl others 33,840 38,204 Japan EU Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Exports fob 1995 1996 1995 1996 Meat & products 833 659 89 105 Dairy products 121 166 16 16 Fish & products 202 209 14 10 Cereals & products 47 126 2 12 Fruit, vegetables & products 56 47 61 68 Sugar & products 8 22 4 7 Hides & skins, undressed 22 8 69 53 Textile fibres & waste 328 245 590 506 Crude minerals & fertilisers 13 18 29 23 Metalliferous ores & scrap 925 942 395 403 Coal, coke & briquettes 1,596 1,762 490 474 Petroleum & products 257 188 15 16 Gas 694 87 23 0 Chemicals 79 94 181 196 Non-metallic mineral mnfrs 50 56 19 26 Iron & steel 65 54 4 21 Non-ferrous metals 508 522 127 130 Metal manufactures 11 14 19 22 Machinery & transport eqpt 242 238 601 748 of which: road vehicles 39 45 36 38 other transport equipment 32 17 156 309 Scientific instruments etc 20 24 72 73 Total incl others 8,044 7,890 3,824 4,274 South Korea New Zealand Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Exports fob 1995 1996 1995 1996 Meat & products 91 63 9 8 Dairy products 18 14 12 12 Fish & products 3 4 2 2 Cereals & products 6 2 19 26 Fruit, vegetables & products 1 3 27 30 Sugar & products 0 1 17 28 Hides & skins, undressed 6 3 10 9 Textile fibres & waste 225 144 2 3 Crude minerals & fertilisers 2 6 7 10 Metalliferous ores & scrap 384 349 6 7 Coal, coke & briquettes 472 535 0 0 Petroleum & products 26 57 105 184 Gas 11 0 0 0 Chemicals 58 45 292 322 Non-metallic mineral mnfrs 6 8 41 43 Iron & steel 97 69 55 64 Non-ferrous metals 276 250 102 73 Metal manufactures 3 6 74 79 Machinery & transport eqpt 186 185 838 895 of which: road vehicles 12 15 220 246 other transport equipment 0 0 67 73 Scientific instruments etc 37 39 66 85 Total incl others 2,857 3,399 2,354 2,640

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