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Top Australia Imports from the World
In 2016, Australia bought US$189.3 billion worth of imported products down by -24.6% since 2012 and down by -5.7% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Australian Imports from China

China's exports to Australia amounted to
$44.2 billion or 23.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $9.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $7.9 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.7 billion
  4. Knit or crochet clothing: $2 billion
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $1.9 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  7. Iron or steel products: $1.7 billion
  8. Toys, games: $1.5 billion
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $987.2 million
10. Footwear: $927.3 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from the US

America's exports to Australia amounted to
$21.7 billion or 11.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $4.4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $2.7 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $2.5 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.3 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $526.5 million
  8. Plastics: $518.4 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $508.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $483.5 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Australia amounted to
$14.6 billion or 7.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $6.8 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.9 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals: $1.6 billion
  5. Rubber: $492.6 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $484.4 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $364.5 million
  8. Live trees and plants: $202.1 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $144.4 million
10. Plastics: $77 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Australia amounted to
$10.9 billion or 5.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $5.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $782.4 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $451.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $358.9 million
  6. Plastics: $327.4 million
  7. Meat, seafood preparations: $269.5 million
  8. Rubber: $254.2 million
  9. Live trees and plants: $212.6 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $138.8 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Australia amounted to
$10.1 billion or 5.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.8 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.2 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $688.4 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $622.6 million
  6. Plastics: $227.8 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $145.4 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $140.1 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $126 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $120.4 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Australia amounted to
$8.1 billion or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $2.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $882.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $566 million
  5. Live trees and plants: $249.1 million
  6. Plastics: $168.4 million
  7. Paper: $119.8 million
  8. Rubber: $98 million
  9. Tobacco: $97.2 million
10. Copper: $80.6 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Australia amounted to
$7 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.8 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $890.2 million
  3. Machinery: $859.6 million
  4. Plastics: $282.4 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $262.3 million
  6. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $206.4 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $181.4 million
  8. Wood: $150.4 million
  9. Rubber: $129 million
10. Copper: $82.9 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from New Zealand

New Zealand's exports to Australia amounted to
$5.6 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $436.6 million
  2. Gems, precious metals: $433.4 million
  3. Tobacco: $418.9 million
  4. Cereal, milk preparations:$391.8 million
  5. Dairy, eggs, honey: $367.4 million
  6. Beverages: $367 million
  7. Other food preparations: $349.2 million
  8. Machinery: $322.1 million
  9. Wood: $250.8 million
10. Paper: $167 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Australia amounted to $5.3 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $888.3 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $432.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $393.8 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $298.5 million
  6. Beverages: $215.5 million
  7. Books, newspapers, pictures: $194.8 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $193.9 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $137.7 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $118.3 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Australia amounted to
$5.3 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.9 billion
  2. Machinery: $475.9 million
  3. Other food preparations: $434.4 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $262.3 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $168.7 million
  6. Clocks and watches: $118.8 million
  7. Live trees and plants: $101.7 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $80.6 million
  9. Plastics: $80.1 million
10. Tobacco: $79.3 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Australia amounted to
$4.4 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $992.7 million
  2. Vehicles: $354 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $298.2 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $270.7 million
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $255.1 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $156.1 million
  7. Leather, animal gut articles: $147.5 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $130.8 million
  9. Beverages: $112.4 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $104.8 million
Fastest-Growing Australian Imports 2016
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