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Top Australia Imports from the World
In 2015, Australia bought US$200.8 billion worth of imported products down by -14.6% since 2011 and down by -12.2% from 2014.
Top 10 Australian Imports from China

China's exports to Australia amounted to
$46.3 billion or 23.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $9.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $8.7 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.8 billion
  4. Iron or steel products: $2.6 billion
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $2.1 billion
  6. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $2.1 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  8. Toys, games: $1.5 billion
  9. Footwear: $1 billion
10. Vehicles: $939.9 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from the US

America's exports to Australia amounted to
$22.6 billion or 11.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $5.4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $3.2 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $2.5 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $2.2 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $1.1 billion
  6. Plastics: $572 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $528.7 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $457.6 million
  9. Rubber: $445.2 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $384.1 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Australia amounted to
$14.8 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $6.3 billion
  2. Oil: $2.5 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  4. Iron or steel products: $1.4 billion
  5. Electronic equipment: $496 million
  6. Rubber: $493.8 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $424.3 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $371.8 million
  9. Plastics: $81.5 million
10. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $67.1 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Australia amounted to
$11 billion or 5.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $4.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.3 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.9 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $560.6 million
  5. Plastics: $178 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $126.4 million
  7. Tobacco: $105.7 million
  8. Rubber: $101.8 million
  9. Paper: $101.6 million
10. Copper: $101.2 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Australia amounted to
$10.2 billion or 5.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $4.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  3. Iron or steel products: $672.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $413.2 million
  5. Plastics: $350 million
  6. Meat, seafood preparations: $262.5 million
  7. Rubber: $257.4 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $232.3 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $172.6 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $131.5 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Australia amounted to
$9.3 billion or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $666.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $595.1 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $305.8 million
  7. Plastics: $214.4 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $132.7 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $125 million
10. Organic chemicals: $104.9 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Australia amounted to
$7.5 billion or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $2.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  4. Plastics: $280.8 million
  5. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $210.3 million
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $177.8 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $168.5 million
  8. Wood: $136.9 million
  9. Rubber: $132.9 million
10. Copper: $114 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Australia amounted to
$7.1 billion or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $3.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $888.6 million
  3. Other food preparations: $459.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $351.6 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $183.4 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $182.9 million
  7. Cocoa: $115.6 million
  8. Plastics: $104.4 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $92.5 million
10. Organic chemicals: $82.4 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from New Zealand

New Zealand's exports to Australia amounted to
$5.7 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $692 million
  2. Gems, precious metals: $490.2 million
  3. Tobacco: $381.8 million
  4. Beverages: $356 million
  5. Dairy, eggs, honey: $348.8 million
  6. Machinery: $336.3 million
  7. Other food preparations: $288.2 million
  8. Wood: $260.9 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations: $258.3 million
10. Plastics: $166.6 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from the UK

UK's exports to Australia amounted to
$5.3 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $864.7 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $491.2 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $480.3 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $313.9 million
  6. Books, newspapers, pictures: $204.8 million
  7. Beverages: $189.5 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $178.5 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $136.4 million
10. Plastics: $120 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Australia amounted to
$4.4 billion or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $387.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $366.5 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $249.3 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $181.8 million
  6. Furniture, lighting, signs: $132.6 million
  7. Leather, animal gut articles: $125.1 million
  8. Beverages: $103.2 million
  9. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $102.4 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $95.7 million
Fastest-Growing Australian Imports 2015
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis