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Top Australia Imports from the World
In 2019, Australia bought US$214.1 billion worth of imported products up by 6.6% since 2015 but down by -5.8% from 2018 to 2019.
Top 10 Australian Imports from China

China's exports to Australia amounted to
$54.6 billion or 25.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $12.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $10.1 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $3.1 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.6 billion
  5. Iron or steel products: $2.2 billion
  6. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $2.2 billion
  7. Plastics: $2.2 billion
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $2 billion
  9. Toys, games: $1.8 billion
10. Vehicles: $1.4 billion
Top 10 Australian Imports from the US

America's exports to Australia amounted to
$25.1 billion or 11.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $5 billion
  2. Vehicles: $3.2 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $2.6 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $2.2 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $2 billion
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.5 billion
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.5 billion
  8. Rubber: $524.1 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $502.7 million
10. Plastics: $502 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Australia amounted to
$14.9 billion or 7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $6.9 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  4. Rubber: $606.1 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $547.3 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $494.6 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $325.5 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $175.8 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $84.4 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $80.8 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Australia amounted to
$10.1 billion or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.2 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $767.5 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $696.2 million
  6. Plastics: $252.1 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $173 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $132.6 million
  9. Rubber: $114.2 million
10. Organic chemicals: $110.5 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Australia amounted to
$10.1 billion or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $5 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $936.3 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $313.3 million
  5. Plastics: $271.3 million
  6. Meat, seafood preparations: $268.4 million
  7. Rubber: $264.9 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $177.6 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $128.8 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$127.2 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from S. Korea

South Korea's exports to Australia amounted to
$8 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.5 billion
  2. Vehicles: $2.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $693.1 million
  4. Machinery: $401.6 million
  5. Plastics: $189.2 million
  6. Aluminum: $128.7 million
  7. Rubber: $100.6 million
  8. Copper: $97.9 million
  9. Paper: $54.2 million
10. Iron or steel products: $51.4 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Australia amounted to
$7.6 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $954.9 million
  3. Machinery: $795.4 million
  4. Plastics: $301.6 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $223.1 million
  6. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $186.7 million
  7. Rubber: $143.3 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $139.1 million
  9. Wood: $134.3 million
10. Copper: $115.1 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Australia amounted to
$7.1 billion or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.7 billion
  2. Other food preparations: $414.4 million
  3. Machinery: $371.8 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $206.7 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $202.5 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $152 million
  7. Cocoa, cocoa preparations: $113.1 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $103.8 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $101.4 million
10. Organic chemicals: $58.8 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from New Zealand

New Zealand's exports to Australia amounted to
$5.4 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Dairy, eggs, honey: $542.3 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $483.6 million
  3. Other food preparations: $467.7 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $408.7 million
  5. Tobacco: $350.9 million
  6. Beverages: $343.8 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations:$343 million
  8. Machinery: $328.2 million
  9. Wood: $191.3 million
10. Plastics: $140.1 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Australia amounted to
$5 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $909.3 million
  2. Vehicles: $817.9 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $577.8 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $335.8 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $333.5 million
  6. Beverages: $260.6 million
  7. Books, newspapers, pictures: $163.7 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $149.1 million
  9. Plastics: $125.8 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$99 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Australia amounted to
$4.9 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  2. Vehicles: $359.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $322.2 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $300.3 million
  5. Leather, animal gut articles: $267.1 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $167.5 million
  7. Beverages: $148.3 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $146 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $129.2 million
10. Footwear: $125.7 million
Fastest-Growing Australian Imports 2019
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

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