Australian Trade Statistics

Information and infographics on Australia’s trade flows may be found in our Trade and Competitiveness Factsheet here. Collated historical data – Imports and Exports by Value and Weight 1998 to 2022 here.

Exports 2022

Jan-Jun 2022 Jul-Dec 2022 Total for 2022
Weight Value Weight Value Weight Value
Bauxite* 19,864kt A$532,170,918 19,967kt A$616,512,864 39,830kt A$1,148,683,782
Alumina* 8,374kt A$4,622,932,964 8,313k A$4,107,750,759 16,687kt A$8,730,683,723
Unwrought Aluminium - not alloyed 561,864t A$2,482,739,076 607,129t A$2,193,341,696 1,168,993t A$4,676,080,772
Unwrought Aluminium - alloys 115,365t A$543,270, 372 101,825t A$403,047,863 217,189t A$946,318, 235
Scrap 211,058t A$528,901,215 229,912t A$596,093,797 440,970t A$1,124,995,012
Aluminium Powders 8,176t A$37,533,522 9,361t A$33,648,128 17,538t A$71,181,650
Extrusions 869t A$9,362,476 974t A$12,027,216 1,843t A$21,389,692
Wire 157t A$1,436, 618 214t A$2,422, 458 371t A$3,859, 076
Sheet & Plate 2,059t A$13,591,671 6,299t A$ 26,031,517 8,358t A$39,623,188
Foil** 331t A$2,343,720 381t A$2,149,488 712t A$4,493,208
Total Semifabs 11,591t A$64,268,007 17,230t A$76,278,807 28,822t A$140,546,814
Total Aluminium*** 688,820t A$3,090,277,455 726,184t A$2,672,668,366 1,415,005t A$5,762,945,821
* Weights in kt
 ** Foil weights are adjusted - 'backed foil" is assumed to contain 30% aluminium. Foil is defined as being no more than 0.2 mm in thickness.
 *** This Total does not include exports of aluminium finished products. 
Based on ABS Data.

Imports 2022

Jan-Jun 2022 Jul-Dec 2022 Total for 2022
Weight Value Weight Value Weight Value
Bauxite* 2kt A$1,534,112 2kt A$1,289,361 4kt A$2,823,473
Alumina* 4kt A$5,818,023 5kt A$7,078,528 10kt A$12,896,551
Unwrought Aluminium - not alloyed 698t A$3,679,904 381t A$2,237,517 1,079t A$5,917,421
Unwrought Aluminium - alloys 41,321t A$185,900,162 29,631t A$118,534,797 70,952t A$304,434,960
Scrap 1,230t A$2,368,387 1,157t A$2,256,275 2,387t A$4,624,662
Aluminium powders 187t A$1,045,163 92t A$943,637 279t A$1,988,800
Extrusions 46,898t A$287,326,772 42,109t A$261,088,797 89,007t A$548,415,569
Wire 2,558t A$13,888,714 1,487t A$7,783,326 4,045t A$21,672,040
Sheet & Plate 120,310t A$668,514,948 94,177t A$526,061,662 214,487t A$1,194,576,610
Foil** 13,463t A$91,710,883 11,934t A$81,824,723 25,397t A$,173,535,606
Total Semifabs 183,415t A$1,062,486,480 149,800t 333,215t 333,215t A$1,940,188,625
Total Aluminium*** 225,434t A$1,252,066,547 179,812t A$998,474,460 405,246t A$ 2,250,541, 006
* Weights in kt
 ** Foil weights are adjusted - 'backed foil" is assumed to contain 30% aluminium. Foil is defined as being no more than 0.2 mm in thickness.
 *** This Total does not include exports of aluminium finished products. 
Based on ABS Data.