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  • 25 April 20

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Effects of COVID-19 on imports: 1 February–22 April 2020 (provisional)

Key facts

 

For the fortnight ended 22 April 2020 compared with the equivalent fortnight in 2019:

total exports to all countries were down 14 percent ($363 million), from $2.66 billion to $2.30 billion

total imports from all countries were down 21 percent ($497 million), from $2.33 billion to $1.83 billion

exports to China were down 13 percent ($89 million), from $676 million to $587 million

imports from China were up 11 percent ($44 million), from $417 million to $461 million.

Imports from all countries

Figure below -  shows the cumulative total value of imports from all countries between 1 February 2020 to 22 April 2020 (red line). The value for 2020 is about $12.6 billion, which is similar to levels seen in 2018 (blue line). The 2020 value is about $825 million less than for the same period in 2019 (yellow line).

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