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Top Australia Imports from the World
In 2018, Australia bought US$227.3 billion worth of imported products down by -0.6% since 2014 but up by 2.7% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Australian Imports from China

China's exports to Australia amounted to
$54.9 billion or 24.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $12.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $10.3 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $3.3 billion
  4. Iron or steel products: $2.5 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.2 billion
  6. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $2.2 billion
  7. Knit or crochet clothing: $2.1 billion
  8. Toys, games: $1.9 billion
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.7 billion
10. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
Top 10 Australian Imports from the US

America's exports to Australia amounted to
$23.3 billion or 10.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $5 billion
  2. Vehicles: $3.1 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $2.7 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $2.2 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $1.8 billion
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $753.4 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $704 million
  8. Plastics: $527 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $503.6 million
10. Rubber: $487.7 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Australia amounted to
$16.8 billion or 7.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $8.2 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $2 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals: $1.5 billion
  5. Rubber: $580.5 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $562.9 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $358.4 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $203.6 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $91.9 million
10. Plastics: $75.1 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Australia amounted to
$11.2 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.3 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $747.2 million
  6. Plastics: $286.3 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $181.3 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $144.7 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $123.2 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $123.2 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Australia amounted to
$10.9 billion or 4.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $6.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  3. Plastics: $384 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $336 million
  5. Meat, seafood preparations: $303.8 million
  6. Rubber: $285.1 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $210.7 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $203.7 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $147.8 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $138.6 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Australia amounted to
$9.7 billion or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.9 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $970 million
  4. Plastics: $336.6 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $217.6 million
  6. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $214.4 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $168.6 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $163.4 million
  9. Rubber: $157.1 million
10. Wood: $146.9 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from S. Korea

South Korea's exports to Australia amounted to
$9.5 billion or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.7 billion
  2. Vehicles: $2.2 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $710 million
  4. Machinery: $475.8 million
  5. Plastics: $216.3 million
  6. Copper: $122.2 million
  7. Aluminum: $121.9 million
  8. Rubber: $106 million
  9. Iron and steel: $72 million
10. Iron or steel products: $64 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Australia amounted to
$8.6 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $6.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $436.3 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $222.5 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $221.7 million
  5. Other food preparations: $175.7 million
  6. Cocoa, cocoa preparations: $118.7 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $111.4 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $102.4 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $88.6 million
10. Iron and steel: $84.4 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from New Zealand

New Zealand's exports to Australia amounted to
$5.8 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Dairy, eggs, honey: $555.7 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $491.5 million
  3. Gems, precious metals: $452 million
  4. Other food preparations: $428.6 million
  5. Cereal, milk preparations:$376.3 million
  6. Beverages: $375.1 million
  7. Machinery: $344.2 million
  8. Tobacco: $341.3 million
  9. Wood: $234.4 million
10. Plastics: $160.3 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Australia amounted to
$5.4 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $902.3 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $490 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $451.1 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $338 million
  6. Beverages: $235.2 million
  7. Books, newspapers, pictures: $191.7 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $152.8 million
  9. Plastics: $131.4 million
10. Organic chemicals: $124.2 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Australia amounted to
$5.2 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  2. Vehicles: $434.5 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $360.3 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $346.1 million
  5. Leather, animal gut articles: $260.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $183.2 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $162.8 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $160.9 million
  9. Beverages: $152.7 million
10. Footwear: $131.1 million
Fastest-Growing Australian Imports 2018
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