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Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product - Quarterly
 
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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (ABS Cat No. 5206.0) - Quarterly is a detailed and up-to-date presentation of the quarterly national accounts at both current prices and chain volume measures in original, seasonally adjusted and trend terms. Tables are grouped under the following headings: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and associated statistics, expenditure on GDP tables, GDP account tables, industry gross value added tables, summary income, capital and external tables, household tables, general government tables, other tables, annual tables, revisions tables, additional tables available electronically.

    PURPOSE
    To provide an up-to-date picture of the performance of the Australian economy. Information is used as an input to the formulation of fiscal and monetary policy. Other uses of the quarterly national accounts include: broad indicator of economic activity; and a provider of input to various forms of economic modelling. Government departments, industry groups, universities and private researchers are among the users of the quarterly national accounts.

    SCOPE
    Scope and coverage include all Australian resident units engaged in productive activity (as defined by System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93)).

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    The conceptual framework used in Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (ABS Cat No. 5206.0) - Quarterly, is substantially based on the framework provided by the "System of National Accounts, 1993" (SNA93).

    Main outputs
    Data is collected in respect of the productive activity (as defined in SNA93) of all individuals, businesses and government units. A wide range of national accounting aggregates, relating to production, income, expenditure and capital accumulation, are published. Major aggregates are presented in original, seasonally adjusted and trend terms, and in current prices and as chain volume measures. Estimates of production are broken down by industry (in chain volume terms only), while income and expenditure data are separately identified for the household sector and the general government sector.

    Classifications
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC); Level of Government Classification; Taxes, Fees and Fines Classification

    Other concepts (summary)
    Can not really be summarised, see "Doclinks/References" below.

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Tasmania
    Northern Territory
    ACT

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    No areas are out of scope of the national accounts collection.

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Quarterly

    Frequency comments


    COLLECTION HISTORY
    Quarterly national accounts estimates were first published in December 1960. In 1971, quarterly constant price, seasonally adjusted estimates were published for the first time in Australia. SNA93 was implemented in the accounts for the September quarter 1998 issue and chain volume measures replaced constant price estimates.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Data are available in electronic and paper format with a broader range of data being available electronically. Time series of data are available for a limited period in the paper release and over the full time series electronically. A complete listing of the data tables available in contained in the publication which is available through the ABS website.


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    09/06/2010 09:45 AM



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