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2013-02-19

Imports of goods rose $187 million in January, or one per cent, to $20.620 billion, seasonally-adjusted, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show.

Unadjusted, imports of goods were up $533 million, or three per cent, to $18.962 billion in the month, the ABS said in a statement on Tuesday.

Imports of intermediate and other merchandise goods fell three per cent or $272 million (unadjusted).

Capital goods rose $299 million, or six per cent, mainly driven by a rise in telecommunication equipment.