Australian Bureau of Statistics
5249.0.55.003 - Implementation of revised international statistical standards in the Australian Tourism Satellite Account, Apr 2010
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CHANGES TO OUTPUTS
The sum of these two components of supply is the cost to retailers of goods sold directly to visitors which will be recorded in the second column of table 9. The first component above will be recorded in the row of new table 9 corresponding with the underlying good being purchased, while the second component will be recorded against 'Other margins'.
Direct tourism output at basic prices in the first column is equal to internal tourism consumption at basic prices minus the cost to retailers of domestic goods sold directly to visitors for each tourism related product. This total will equal the total direct tourism output in table 3, which classifies direct tourism output by tourism related industry.
In the case of goods, the value of direct tourism output will comprise almost entirely the value of the retail margin, which will be recorded against the 'retail margin' row of new table 9. Note though that in the case of goods, there will be a small value recorded in direct tourism output representing goods produced by enterprises classified to the retail trade industry (e.g. souvenirs or some food products).
In the case of tourism related products which are services, direct tourism output will include the full value (at basic prices) of the service being consumed by the visitor, and will therefore equal total internal consumption at basic prices. For these products, the cost of goods purchased by retailers for resale to visitors is equal to zero.
In the case of tourism products that consist of both a good and service component (repair and maintenance, and other tourism goods and services), there will be amounts recorded against both direct tourism output and indirect tourism output in the new table 9.
Other affected tables are:
CHARACTERISTIC PRODUCTS AND INDUSTRIES
A joint project between the ABS and Statistics New Zealand developed a new standard classification of industrial activity, the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06). This will replace the previous classification, ANZSIC93, with a more contemporary classification system. The 2008-09 Australian TSA will be the first release on an ANZSIC06 basis. Australian TSA industry and product classifications will be revised to ensure consistency with ANZSIC06 and closer alignment with the classifications in the new international standard.
Under the new international standard for tourism statistics, core lists of tourism characteristic products and activities (industries), based on the significance of their link to tourism in the worldwide context, are recommended for implementation to facilitate international comparison. The list of tourism characteristic products is consistent with the newly revised international classification of products, namely the Central Product Classification, Version 2 (CPC V2.0). The recommended list of tourism characteristic activities (industries) is consistent and concords with the newly revised International Standard Industrial Classification, Revision 4 (ISIC Rev. 4).
ANZSIC06 was developed in response to changes in the structure and composition of the economy, changing information demands and the need to enhance compatibility with the ISIC Rev. 4.
Implementing the industry and product classifications in the new TSA standard in combination with ANZSIC06 will result in a significant change to the presentation of industry and product data in the Australian TSA.
Affected tables are:
Information on the differences between ANZSIC93 and ANZSIC06 can be found in Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 - Class Change Tables, 2006 (cat. no. 1292.0.55.003).
DEFINITION OF TOURISM CONSUMPTION AND ITS DIFFERING SCOPES
The new international standard explicitly defines two concepts in relation to consumption by visitors, namely tourism expenditure and tourism consumption. Because of the different nature of market and non-market consumption, and also recognising that some countries may not have the data to estimate it, the new international standard recommends that tourism consumption should be subdivided into 'actual' and 'imputed' components.
Imputations for non-market transactions have been isolated and grouped in new table 11.
PUBLICATION TABLES AND TIME SERIES SPREADSHEETS
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