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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    The wool statistics published in the bulletin "Livestock Products, Australia" (ABS Cat No. 7215.0) are based on data collected in a mail based, quarterly census of wool brokers and dealers. Data collected includes information on wool sales, receivals, purchases, interstate movements and stocks.

    PURPOSE
    To provide wool sales, receivals, purchases, interstate movements and stocks data to the Australian Wool Corporation, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) and the Department of the Treasury, in order to monitor wool production and flow and to formulate industry policies.

    The data are also used as input to the calculation of the Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced (VACP), Australia and the Australian National Accounts.

    SCOPE
    All wool brokers and dealers registered with the Australian Taxation Office

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    This collection includes data from all brokers and dealers registered with the Australian Taxation Office. The data items collected include the quantity (number of bales) and weight of wool purchased or received; the quantity, weight and value of wool sold, excluding Goods and Services Tax (GST), and the quantity and weight of stocks, of all taxable wool.

    Main outputs
    Original, Seasonally Adjusted and Trend level estimates of the weight of taxable wool received by brokers and dealers, by calendar quarter, by State of receipt and Australia, and the Australia level % of total weight received by brokers.

    State of origin data are provided to Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced (VACP) and National Accounts, and used as input into the compilation of estimates for the Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee.

    Classifications
    The Number of Bales, the Net Weight (kg) and the $ Value (excluding GST) are collected for the following classifications:

    For Dealers:
    Wool Purchased
    1. Shorn and Crutched Wool
    Purchases from growers and unregistered agents, originating in NSW, Vic, Qld, SA, WA,
    TAS (including King and Flinders Islands), NT, ACT, and Total.
    Purchases from other sources (including auction)

    2. Other Wool Purchased from growers/unregistered agents
    Fellmongered Wool
    Dead Wool

    3. Total Wool Purchased

    For Brokers:
    Wool Received for Sale on Behalf of Others
    1. Shorn and Crutched Wool
    receivals from growers and unregistered agents originating in NSW, Vic, Qld, SA, WA, Tas
    (including King and Flinders Islands), NT, ACT and Total
    Receivals from registered dealers/agents

    2. Other Wool received from growers/unregistered agents
    Fellmongered Wool
    Dead Wool

    3. Total Wool Received

    For Brokers
    Wool Sold
    1. Wool from growers and unregistered agents sold (regardless of prompt)
    2. Dead and fellmongered wool
    3. Total Wool sold

    For Brokers and Dealers
    Stocks of Unsold Wool
    1. Shorn wool
    greasy
    scoured
    2. Fellmongered Wool
    3. Dead Wool
    4 Total Wool Stocks

    Other concepts (summary)
    Not applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Tasmania

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    Northern Territory has limited stocks of wool
    Australian Capital Territory wool stock is sold in New South Wales

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Quarterly

    Frequency comments
    Prior to the September quarter of 1998 this collection was a monthly collection.

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    This collection was included in the first issue of Livestock Products, Australia (ABS Cat No. 7215.0) in March 1981. Prior to this it was published as a separate bulletin in Wool, Australia 1979-80 (ABS Cat No. 7212.0). The collection was significantly revised in 1994 to address data quality concerns. This resulted in a single form being used to collect both brokers and dealers data.

    June 1998 - final monthly collection conducted. The collection is quarterly after this date.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Collection is quarterly
    There are approximately two months between collection and release


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    26/03/2009 01:34 PM



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