SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Australia's balance of payments
data for the third quarter, released by the Australian Bureau of
Statistics on Tuesday.
(in A$ billion, current prices)
Seasonally adjusted Q3 Q2 Q3 '11
Current account balance -14.900 -12.369 -6.947
Goods, services balance -4.645 -2.114 +5.827
Credits (exports) +73.851 +77.899 +81.064
Debits (imports) -78.497 -80.013 -75.237
The bureau said net exports could add 0.1 percentage points
to the third-quarter gross domestic product report due on
Forecasts centred on a deficit of A$14.8 billion, and net
exports to make no contribution to third-quarter growth, a
Reuters poll showed.
Australia's net foreign debt stood at A$748.65 billion.
For details, see the Australian Bureau of Statistics Web
site at www.abs.gov.au.
(Reporting by Ian Chua; Editing by John Mair)
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