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Defence Export Controls (DEC) Statistics

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The statistics below describe the workload and key performance measures for DEC for the Financial Year 2019/20.

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 2019-20. See the Export applications received and finalised table below for data.
Export applications received and finalised for the Financial Year 2019-20
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Applications received 952 952
Applications finalised 941 941

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 2019-20. See the table below for data.
The percentage of export applications processed that were Non-Sensitive and Sensitive/Complex for the Financial Year 2019-20.
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average
% of export applications that were Non-Sensitive 84% 84%
% of export applications that were Sensitive/Complex 16% 16%
The percentage of export application processing times that met mandated assessment timeframes for the Financial Year 2019-20.
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average
% of Non-Sensitive applications assessed within 15 days 52% 52%
% of Sensitive/Complex applications assessed within 35 days 57% 57%

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 2019-20
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Permits (Customs Act) Issued 560 560
Permits (Defence Trade Controls Act) Issued 78 78
In-Principle Applications Approved 0 0
Export Control Assessments Issued 148 148
Advice to Government Agencies Issued 41 41

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) FY2019-20
Export Application Prohibitions and Denials 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Denials (Customs Act) 1 1
In-Principle Applications Not Supported 1 1
Prohibition Notices (Defence Trade Controls Act) 0 0
Prohibition Notices (Weapons of Mass Destruction Act) 1 1
Prohibitions Notices (Military End-Use) 0 0
Prohibition Notices (Publications) 0 0
Withdrawn, Made Inactive, or Lapsed 82 82
No Further Action Required 6 6

Certificate Statistics

Certificates Issued

This is an image of a graph showing the number of certificates issued for the Financial Year 2019-20. See the table below for data.
Certificates issued for Financial Year 2019-20
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
International Import Certificates issued 86 86
Delivery Verification Certificates issued 72 72
Non-Transfer and End-Use Certificates issued 26 26
Foreign End Use Certificates signed 54 54

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 2019-20. See the table below for data.
AUSGEL issued for Financial Year 2019-20
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
AUSGEL - Approved 8 8
AUSGEL - Withdrawn 1 1

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 2019-20. See the table below for data.
Percentage of Certificates (15 days) and AUSGEL (35 days) processed within timeframe for Financial Year 2019-20
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Average %
Certificates 99% 99%
Australian General Export Licenses (AUSGEL) 100% 100%

Broker Registration

This is an image of a graph showing the number of broked registrations received and completed for the Financial Year 2019-20. See the table below for data.
Broker Registrations received and completed for Financial Year 2019-20
  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Broker Registration - Received 4 4
Broker Registration - Completed 1 1
Broker Registrations - Withdrawn 3 3

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 2019-20. 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 2019-20. See the table below for data.
Value of Defence permits issued, and percentage of permits with a declared value, by Financial Years
  FY17-18
Total
FY18-19
Total
FY19-20
1st Quarter
FY19-20
2nd Quarter
FY19-20
3rd Quarter
FY19-20
4th Quarter
FY19-20
Total
Value of Approved Defence Permits $1,588,785,689 $4,901,771,044 $2,094,771,790 $2,094,771,790
% of Defence Permits with a Declared Value 83% 93% 97% 97%

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 2019-20. 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
  FY17-18 FY18-19 FY19-20
1st Quarter
FY19-20
2nd Quarter
FY19-20
3rd Quarter
FY19-20
4th Quarter
FY19-20
Average
Africa 4% 3% 4% 4%
Antartica 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asia 16% 20% 18% 18%
Australia* 21% 19% 19% 19%
Europe 18% 20% 19% 19%
North America 21% 21% 19% 19%
Oceania 18% 15% 20% 20%
Other 0% 0% 0% 0%
South America 2% 2% 2% 2%

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