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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 2018/19.

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 2018-19. See the Export applications received and finalised table below for data.
Export applications received and finalised for the Financial Year 2018-19
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Applications received 979 979
Applications finalised 1138 1138

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 2018-19. See the table below for data.
The percentage of export applications processed that were Non-Sensitive and Sensitive/Complex for the Financial Year 2018-19.
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average
% of export applications that were Non-Sensitive 92% 92%
% of export applications that were Sensitive/Complex 8% 8%
The percentage of export application processing times that met mandated assessment timeframes for the Financial Year 2018-19.
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average
% of Non-Sensitive applications assessed within 15 days 69% 69%
% of Sensitive/Complex applications assessed within 35 days 69% 69%

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 2018-19
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Permits (Customs Act) Issued 694 694
Permits (Defence Trade Controls Act) Issued 106 106
In-Principle Applications Approved 16 16
Export Control Assessments Issued 140 140
Advice to Government Agencies Issued 69 69

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) FY2018-19
Export Application Prohibitions and Denials 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Denials (Customs Act) 0 0
In-Principle Applications Not Supported 1 1
Prohibition Notices (Defence Trade Controls Act) 0 0
Prohibition Notices (Weapons of Mass Destruction Act) 0 0
Prohibitions Notices (Military End-Use) 0 0
Prohibition Notices (Publications) 0 0
Withdrawn, Made Inactive, or Lapsed 96 96
No Further Action Required 7 7

Certificate Statistics

Certificates Issued

This is an image of a graph showing the number of certificates issued for the Financial Year 2018-19. See the table below for data.
Certificates issued for Financial Year 2018-19
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
International Import Certificates issued 86 86
Delivery Verification Certificates issued 22 22
Non-Transfer and End-Use Certificates issued 14 14
Foreign End Use Certificates signed 55 55

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 2018-19. See the table below for data.
AUSGEL issued for Financial Year 2018-19
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
AUSGEL - Approved 4 4
AUSGEL - Withdrawn 13 13

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 2018-19. See the table below for data.
Percentage of Certificates (15 days) and AUSGEL (35 days) processed within timeframe for Financial Year 2018-19
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average %
Certificates 96% 96%
Australian General Export Licenses (AUSGEL) 76% 76%

Broker Registration

This is an image of a graph showing the number of broked registrations received and completed for the Financial Year 2018-19. See the table below for data.
Broker Registrations received and completed for Financial Year 2018-19
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Broker Registration - Received 0 0
Broker Registration - Completed 0 0
Broker Registrations - Withdrawn 0 0

Value of Approved Defence Permits

Caveat on statistics in this section: Before 1 January 2018, exporters were not required 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 2018-19. 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 2018-19. See the table below for data.
Value of Defence permits issued, and percentage of permits with a declared value, by Financial Years
  Total FY 16-17 Total FY 17-18 FY 18-19 1st Quarter FY 18-19 2nd Quarter FY 18-19 3rd Quarter FY 18-19 4th Quarter Total FY 18-19
Value of Approved Defence Permits $1,126,489,043 $1,546,955,864 $3,192,194,538 $3,192,194,538
% of Defence Permits with a Declared Value 72% 83% 92% 92%

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

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