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Wool Receivals and Purchases
 
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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

    The Wool Receivals, Purchases and Sales survey (WOO) is a quarterly survey which collects information on wool receivals, purchases, sales, interstate movements and stocks. More specifically within these categories, providers provide information on the number of bales, net weight and value of bales. Estimates are published quarterly by state/territory and Australia for wool receivals by wool brokers and dealers.

    Some time series (seasonally adjusted and trend series) are produced for the wool receivals category and made available on the ABS website.

    PURPOSE

    The purpose of the Wool Receivals and Purchases Survey is to provide a measure of the wool receivals, purchases, sales and stocks by registered brokers and dealers in Australia each quarter. The ABS uses the estimates in the compilation of National Accounts and as input to the calculation of the Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced (VACP). External users of the data include the Australian Wool Forecasting Committee, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), state agricultural departments and other key industry bodies such as the Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) Limited, who monitor wool receivals, purchases, sales and stocks to formulate policies and create forecasts of future industry activity.

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

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    The WOO provides a measure of the wool receivals, purchases, sales and stocks by registered brokers and dealers.

    Main outputs

    Brokers and Dealers Receivals of Taxable Wool: All series (tonnes)

    Classifications

    Quarter: ODB_TIME (280056)
    Selling Centre: AG_SELLC (74483)

    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.

    Up until June 1998, data was collected monthly. After this time, data was collected quarterly.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    No comments.


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    31/07/2014 04:29 PM



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