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DEC (Defence Export Controls) Statistics

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The statistics below describe the workload and key performance measures for DEC for the Financial Year 2016/17.

Export Application Statistics

Certificate Statistics

For statistics from previous financial year

Export Application Statistics

Export Applications

This is an image of a graph showing the number of export applications recieved and finalised for the Financial Year 2017-18. See the Export applications received and finalised table below for data.
Export applications received and finalised for the Financial Year 2017-18
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Applications received 929 871 976 1050 3826
Applications finalised 894 910 870 937 3611

Export Application Processing

This is an image of a graph showing the percentage of export application processing times that met mandated assessment timeframes for the financial year 2017-18. See the table below for data.
The percentage of export application processing times that were Non-Sensitive and Sensitive/Complex for the Financial Year 2017-18.
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average
% of export applications that were Non-sensitive 93% 95% 93% 92% 93%
% of export applications that were Sensitive/complex 7% 4% 7% 8% 6%
The percentage of export application processing times that met mandated assessment timeframes for the Financial Year 2017-18.
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average
% of Non-Sensitive applications assessed within 15 days 90% 86% 89% 75% 85%
% of Sensitive/Complex applications assessed within 35 days 92% 90% 86% 70% 84%

Export Application Outcomes

This is an image of a graph showing the percentage of export applications which resulted in different outcomes. See the table below for data.
Export application outcomes delivered (numbers of permits and assessments issued) for Financial Year 2017-18
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Permits (Customs Act) Issued 565 569 546 614 2294
Permits (Defence Trade Controls Act) Issued 53 55 52 57 217
In-Principle Applications Approved 6 11 6 4 27
Export Control Assessments Issued 111 110 99 104 424
Advice to Government Agencies Issued 66 80 50 49 245

Export Application Prohibitions and Denials

Export denials under Regulations 13E of the Customs Act 1901 and prohibitions under the WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) Act and Military End-Use provision for the Financial Year(s) FY2017-18
Export Application Prohibitions and Denials 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Denials (Customs Act) 0 0 0 0 0
In-Principle Applications Not Supported 1 0 0 0 1
Prohibition Notices (Defence Trade Controls Act) 0 0 0 0 0
Prohibition Notices (Weapons of Mass Destruction Act) 0 0 0 0 0
Prohibitions Notices (Military End-Use) 0 0 0 0 0
Prohibition Notices (Publications) 0 0 0 0 0
Withdrawn, Made Inactive, or Lapsed 61 42 61 71 235
No Further Action Required 27 38 50 30 145

Certificate Statistics

Certificates Issued

This is an image of a graph showing the number of certificates issued for the Financial Year 2017-18. See the table below for data.
Certificates issued for Financial Year 2017-18
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
International Import Certificates issued 105 82 107 112 406
Delivery Verification Certificates issued 40 33 35 51 159
Non-Transfer and End-Use Certificates issued 22 26 37 26 111
Foreign End Use Certificates signed 62 65 59 112 298

Australian General Export Licences (AUSGEL) Statistics

This is an image of a graph showing the number of Australian General Export Licenses issued in the Financial Year 2017-18. See the table below for data.
AUSGEL issued for Financial Year 2017-18
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
AUSGEL - Approved 2 0 4 0 6
AUSGEL - Withdrawn 16 7 8 14 45

Certificates and Australian General Export Licences (AUSGEL) Processing

This is an image of a graph showing the percentage of certificates and AUSGELs proccessed within mandated times for the Financial Year 2017-18. See the table below for data.
Percentage of Certificates (15 days) and AUSGEL (35 days) processed within timeframe for Financial Year 2017-18
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average %
Certificates 98% 98% 93% 85% 93%
Australian General Export Licenses (AUSGEL) 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Broker Registration

This is an image of a graph showing the number of broked registrations received and completed for the Financial Year 2017-18. See the table below for data.
Broker Registrations received and completed for Financial Year 2017-18
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Broker Registration - Received 0 1 3 2 6
Broker Registration - Completed 0 1 0 1 2
Broker Registrations - Withdrawn 0 0 1 3 4

Value of Approved Defence Permits

Caveat on statistics in this section: Exporters do not have to provide the value of their exports when applying for an export permit. The figures below provide the yearly totals of values that were provided in export applications.

This is an image of a graph showing the total value of approved Defence permits for the Financial Year 2017-18. See the table below for data.

 

This is an image of a graph showing the percentage of Defence permits which had a declared value for the Financial Year 2017-18. See the table below for data.
Value of Defence permits issued, and percentage of permits with a declared value, by Financial Years
  Total FY 15-16 Total FY 16-17 FY 17-18 1st Quarter FY 17-18 2nd Quarter FY 17-18 3rd Quarter FY 17-18 4th Quarter Total FY 17-18
Value of Approved Defence Permits $4,207,341,612 $1,114,871,776 $192,154,911 $306,433,435 $277,508,950 $770,638,248 $1,546,735,544
% of Defence Permits with a Declared Value 68% 72% 76% 76% 89% 91% 83%

Export Permits Issued to End Users by Continent

This is an image of a graph showing the Export Permits by continent issued for the Financial Year 2017-18. See the table below for data.

* Export Permits issued to Australian end users relate to returns and repairs

 

Export permits issued to End Users (by Continent) by Financial Years
  FY 15-16 FY 16-17 FY 17-18 1st Quarter FY 17-18 2nd Quarter FY 17-18 3rd Quarter FY 17-18 4th Quarter
Africa 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4%
Antartica 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asia 22% 20% 18% 20% 15% 17%
Australia* 21% 22% 23% 19% 21% 19%
Europe 14% 15% 15% 19% 20% 15%
North America 19% 19% 20% 20% 17% 24%
Oceania 17% 18% 19% 17% 22% 19%
Other 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
South America 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 2%

* Export Permits issued to Australian end users relate to returns and repairs