Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/19/australian_it_imports_rebound/

Australian IT imports rebound

Out of the doghouse but spending still sluggish

By Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor

Posted in The Channel, 19th April 2012 03:50 GMT

Australia's IT imports rebounded in March, reaching $AUD789m.

February's imports were just $569m, only the fourth time since 2005 that imports started with a 5.

But the March figure is not cause for celebration, because $789m is down on March 2011's $844m. The new figure is also higher than only three months from 2011, but it is better than seven months from 2010.

March also saw a nice bump in imports for “Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment,” with $825m crossing the nation's docks compared to $715m in February. Both figures lag 2011's best months, when imports topped $1bn. ®