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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
Page: 78

Question No. 35

Mr Rocher asked the Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy , upon notice, on 3 May 1983:

(1) From which countries did Australia import more than 2 per cent of its oil in 1982.

(2) What percentage of total oil imports originated in each of these countries.

(3) What quantity of oil was imported during this period.

Mr Barry Jones —The Minister for Resources and Energy has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) and (2) In 1982, countries which supplied more than 2 per cent of Australia 's oil imports (crude oil and petroleum products-Groups 333 and 334 of the Australian Import Commodity Classification) were:

Country of Origin (a)


Saudi Arabia 37.1 Indonesia 19.7 Singapore 11.4 United Arab Emirates 10.8 Kuwait 9.1 Iran 2.9 Oman 2.0

(a) For import statistics the 'Country of Origin' is defined as the 'Country of Production', that is, the country responsible for the last phase of any substantial manufacturing operation before the goods take their final form. This is normally the country in which the goods were loaded for export to Australia.

(3) 16,160.5 megalitres.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics.