14.9. The data sources and methods used to estimate the various components of other investment and reserve assets are shown in table 14.6. For other investment, the chief data source is the Survey of International Investment, supplemented by the Defence Finance Model for data on prepayments associated with defence equipment purchases. For reserve assets, data come from the Survey of International Investment (from data supplied by the Reserve Bank on official reserve assets).
14.6. SUMMARY OF SOURCES AND METHODS - OTHER INVESTMENT AND RESERVE ASSETS
|Component||Source of data||Method of estimation|
| Other investment ||Survey of International Investment (SII)||SII measures financial transactions, level of investment, price change, exchange rate change and other adjustments for other investment assets and liabilities of financial and trading enterprises. Data are extracted directly from the source.|
|Defence Finance Model (DFM)||The DFM measures the financial transactions, level of investment, price change, exchange rate change and other adjustments associated with the prepayments for the purchase and sale of defence equipment. |
|Reserve assets||Official Reserves (Reserve Bank of Australia)||Reserve Bank data on financial transactions, level of investment, and price and exchange rate changes are used for measuring Official Reserves. In addition, Reserve Bank data on monetisation/de-monetisation of gold and, should it occur, allocation and cancellation of SDRs, are used to compile the 'other adjustment' item.|