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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 2016-17. See the Export applications recieved and finalised table below for data.
Export applications received and finalised for the Financial Year 2016-17
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Applications received 993 881 874 842 3590
Applications finalised 1043 924 799 808 3574

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 2016-17. See the table below for data.
The percentage of export application processing times that were Non-Sensitive and Sensitive/Complex for the Financial Year 2016-17.
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average
% of export applications that were Non-sensitive 94% 93% 92% 94% 93.3%
% of export applications that were Sensitive/complex 6% 7% 8% 6% 6.8%
The percentage of export application processing times that met mandated assessment timeframes for the Financial Year 2016-17.
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average
% of Non-Sensitive applications assessed within 15 days 90% 97% 98% 94% 94.8%
% of Sensitive/Complex applications assessed within 35 days 92% 98% 88% 90% 92.0%

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 2016-17
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Permits (Customs Act) Issued 675 559 508 522 2264
Permits (Defence Trade Controls Act) Issued 69 40 47 47 203
Brokering Arrangement Permits Issued 0 0 0 0 0
In-Principle Applications Approved 15 8 15 6 44
Export Control Assessments Issued 136 108 109 83 436
Advice to Government Agencies Issued 64 68 57 69 258

Export Application Prohibitions and Denials

Export denials under Regulation 13E of the Customs Act 1901 and prohibitions under the WMD Act and Military End-Use provision for the Financial Year 2016-17
Export Application Prohibitions and Denials 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Denials (Customs Act) 0 0 0 0 0
Denials (Defence Trade Controls Act) 0 0 0 0 0
In-Principle Applications not supported 0 0 0 0 0
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 1 0 0 1
Withdrawn, Made Inactive, or Lapsed 42 115* 38 44 239
No Further Action Required 37 24 22 34 117

* 88 of these 115 applications were created incorrectly and subsequently made inactive.

Certificate Statistics

Certificates Issued

This is an image of a graph showing the number of certificates issued for the Financial Year 2016-17. See the table below for data.
Certificates issued for Financial Year 2016-17
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
International Import Certificates issued 138 114 141 118 511
Delivery Verification Certificates issued 33 55 28 23 139
Non-Transfer and End-Use Certificates issued 23 32 38 34 127
Foreign End Use Certificates signed 19 41 10 23 93

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 2016-17. See the table below for data.
AUSGEL issued for Financial Year 2016-17
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
AUSGEL - Approved 19 8 2 1 30
AUSGEL - Application withdrawn by applicant 12 8 8 12 40

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 2016-17. See the table below for data.
Percentage of Certificates (15 days) and AUSGEL (35 days) processed within timeframe for Financial Year 2016-17
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average %
Certificates 99% 99% 99% 97% 98.5%
Australian General Export Licenses (AUSGEL) 84% 100% 100% 100% 96.0%

Broker Registration

This is an image of a graph showing the number of broked registrations received and completed for the Financial Year 2016-17. See the table below for data.
Broker Registrations received and completed for Financial Year 2016-17
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Broker Registration - Received 4 0 1 1 6
Broker Registration - Completed 2 0 0 1 3
Broker Registrations - Withdrawn 0 2 0 1 3

Value of Approved Defence Permits by Year

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 2016-17. 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 2016-17. See the table below for data.
Value of Defence permits issued, and percentage of permits with a declared value, for the Financial Year 2016-17
  FY 14-15 FY 15-16 FY 16-17 1st Quarter FY 16-17 2nd Quarter FY 16-17 3rd Quarter FY 16-17 4th Quarter
Value of Approved Defence Permits $1,630,200,456 $4,216,450,640 $312,762,706 $255,908,031 $432,742,843 $93,729,739
% of Defence Permits with a Declared Value 75% 63% 63% 72% 73% 71%

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 2016-17. 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 14-15 FY 15-16 FY 16-17 1st Quarter FY 16-17 2nd Quarter FY 16-17 3rd Quarter FY 16-17 4th Quarter
Asia 21% 20% 19% 17% 18% 23%
Australia* 24% 22% 22% 27% 19% 22%
North America 17% 19% 22% 19% 20% 18%
Oceania 19% 17% 18% 17% 22% 17%
Europe 13% 14% 14% 14% 13% 17%
Africa 4% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4%
South America 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Other 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0%

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