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5331.0 - Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, Concepts, Sources and Methods, 1998  
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CONTENTS

    Preface
    Abbreviations and other usages
    ABS publications referred to in this publication
    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Conceptual framework
      Definitions
      Double-entry system
      Concepts of territory and residence
      Valuation
      Time of recording
      Types of transactions in the balance of payments
      Other changes in the international investment position
      Gross and net recording
    Chapter 3. Classifications
      Introduction
      Standard balance of payments classification
      Standard international investment position classification
      Major classifications of the financial account and international investment position
      Country classification
      Industry classification
    Chapter 4. Publication
      Publication strategy
      Balance Of Payments Summary Statement
      International Investment Position Summary Statement
      Presentation of time series
      Detailed and supplementary tables
    Chapter 5. Data sources and methods
      Introduction
      Compilation strategy
      Classification of data sources
      Data models
    Chapter 6. Current account - goods
      Concepts and definitions
      Valuation
      Time of recording
      Coverage of international trade statistics
      Commodity classification
      Data sources and methods
    Chapter 7. Current account - services
      Introduction
      Transportation services
      Travel
      Communications services
      Construction services
      Insurance services
      Financial services
      Computer and information services
      Royalties and licence fees
      Other business services
      Personal, cultural and recreational services
      Government services, n.i.e.
      Valuation and time of recording
      Classifications
      Data sources
    Chapter 8. Current account - income
      Introduction
      Compensation of employees
      Investment income
      Data sources and methods
    Chapter 9. Current account - transfers
      Concept and definition
      Classification
      Valuation and time of recording
      Data sources and methods
    Chapter 10. Capital account
      Introduction
      Capital transfers
      Acquisition/disposal of non-produced, non-financial assets
      Data sources and methods
    Chapter 11. Financial account and international investment position
      Introduction
      Concept of a financial asset
      Valuation and time of recording
      Classification
      Relationship between international investment position and external debt
      Reconciliation of gross assets and liabilities with direction of investment
    Chapter 12. Direct investment
      Concept and definition
      Classifications
      Data sources and methods
      Relationship between direct investment statistics and Foreign Investment Review Board data
    Chapter 13. Portfolio investment
      Concept and definition
      Classifications
      Data sources and methods
    Chapter 14. Other investment and reserve assets
      Introduction
      Other investment
      Reserve assets
      Data sources and methods
    Chapter 15. Data quality
      The concept of quality
      Assessment of quality
    Chapter 16. The balance of payments and relationship to the national accounts
      Introduction
      Relations between national accounts and balance of payments concepts and classifications
    Chapter 17. Classification by partner country
      Introduction
      Regional allocation principles
      Data sources and methods
      Selection of countries and of regional and other groupings
    Chapter 18. Emerging issues
      Introduction
      Developments in data sources
      New challenges
      International statistical co-operation
    Appendix 1. Data sources used in the compilation of balance of payments components
    Appendix 2. Selected data models used in the compilation of balance of payments components


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