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Top Australia Imports from the World
In 2017, Australia bought US$221.4 billion worth of imported products down by -4.8% since 2013 but up by 16.9% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Australian Imports from China

China's exports to Australia amounted to
$48.4 billion or 21.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $11.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $9 billion
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.9 billion
  4. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $2.1 billion
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $2 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $2 billion
  7. Plastics: $2 billion
  8. Toys, games: $1.8 billion
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.1 billion
10. Vehicles: $1 billion
Top 10 Australian Imports from the US

America's exports to Australia amounted to
$22.7 billion or 10.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $4.7 billion
  2. Vehicles: $3.1 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $2.6 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $2.1 billion
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $1.5 billion
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.4 billion
  7. Plastics: $516.5 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $508.3 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $487.3 million
10. Rubber: $423.5 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Australia amounted to
$16 billion or 7.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $7.7 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.8 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals: $1.7 billion
  5. Rubber: $543.5 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $532.7 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $341.1 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $158 million
  9. Iron and steel: $82.3 million
10. Plastics: $78.8 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Australia amounted to
$15.7 billion or 7.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Ships, boats: $6.3 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $2.4 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $657.6 million
  5. Machinery: $454.9 million
  6. Plastics: $205.5 million
  7. Tobacco: $125.7 million
  8. Aluminum: $109.7 million
  9. Copper: $102.6 million
10. Rubber: $99.2 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Thailand

Thailand's exports to Australia amounted to
$10.8 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $6.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  3. Gems, precious metals: $362.7 million
  4. Plastics: $349.9 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $341.6 million
  6. Meat, seafood preparations: $297.4 million
  7. Rubber: $274.6 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $141.8 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $123.1 million
10. Iron or steel products: $116.8 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Australia amounted to
$10.4 billion or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.1 billion
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $1.3 billion
  4. Electronic equipment: $714.7 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $671.8 million
  6. Plastics: $247.8 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $174.3 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $151.7 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $133.1 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $123.2 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Australia amounted to
$8.5 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.1 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $798.2 million
  4. Plastics: $302.9 million
  5. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $240.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $207 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $163.1 million
  8. Wood: $139.6 million
  9. Rubber: $134.4 million
10. Copper: $120.2 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Australia amounted to
$6.2 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $481.8 million
  3. Other food preparations: $290 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $237.6 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $196.1 million
  6. Ships, boats: $130.4 million
  7. Cocoa, cocoa preparations: $128.6 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $99 million
  9. Plastics: $76 million
10. Organic chemicals: $75 million
Top 10 Australian Imports from New Zealand

New Zealand's exports to Australia amounted to
$5.9 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Dairy, eggs, honey: $539.2 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $455.7 million
  3. Gems, precious metals: $440.2 million
  4. Cereal, milk preparations:$432.7 million
  5. Tobacco: $389.4 million
  6. Beverages: $388.6 million
  7. Machinery: $341.1 million
  8. Other food preparations: $306 million
  9. Wood: $246.8 million
10. Paper: $165.7 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 the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Australia amounted to
$5.2 billion or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $812.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $470.6 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $354.1 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $308.6 million
  6. Beverages: $207.4 million
  7. Books, newspapers, pictures: $191.2 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $150.4 million
  9. Plastics: $120 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$90.7 million
Fastest-Growing Australian Imports 2017
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