NAME OF ORGANISATION
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
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.
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.
All wool brokers and dealers registered with the Australian Taxation Office
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.
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.
The Number of Bales, the Net Weight (kg) and the $ Value (excluding GST) are collected for the following classifications:
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
3. Total Wool Purchased
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
3. Total Wool Received
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
2. Fellmongered Wool
3. Dead Wool
4 Total Wool Stocks
Other concepts (summary)
New South Wales
Comments and/or Other Regions
Northern Territory has limited stocks of wool
Australian Capital Territory wool stock is sold in New South Wales
Prior to the September quarter of 1998 this collection was a monthly collection.
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 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