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5368.0.55.010 - Information Paper: Impact of introducing Revision 4 of the Standard International Trade Classification, 2008  
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Appendix 2

Selected impacts on imports on a recorded trade basis at the 3-digit level of SITC

Office machines and related codes

At the three-digit level of SITC in 2006-07 there is an increase of $1.2b (196%) in group 751 'Office machines' offset by reduction in group 752 'Automatic data processing machines & units thereof, magnetic, optical readers; data transcribers & processors' $829m (12%) and group 759 'Parts and accessories (excl. covers, cases and the like) for use with office & automatic data processing machines' $460m (21%). This movement can be mostly attributed to movements from SITC groups 745, 752, 759 and 764 which include commodities such as inkjet printers, fax machines, office machines that perform two or more functions, copy machines and teleprinters. The impact on these codes is shown in Table A2.1.

Table A2.1: Imports SITC R3 and SITC R4 comparison – 751 Office machines and related codes


Standard International Trade Classification group
2005–06
2006–07

SITC R3
SITC R4
Difference
SITC R3
SITC R4
Difference

$'000
$'000
$'000
%
$'000
$'000
$'000
%

751 Office machines
593,675
1,737,955
1,144,281
193
607,720
1,798,838
1,191,117
196
752 Automatic data processing machines & units thereof, magnetic, optical readers; data transcribers & processors
6,079,646
5,469,511
-610,135
-10
6,786,791
5,958,091
-828,700
-12
759 Parts and accessories (excl. covers, cases and the like) for use with office & automatic data processing machines
2,215,508
2,001,894
-213,615
-10
2,220,709
1,760,035
-460,674
-21

– nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Televisions and related codes

The other area of significant change is within SITC division 76 with the largest three-digit changes in this section shown in table A2.2.

Table A2.2: Imports SITC R3 and R4 comparison – 761 Television (incl. video monitors & projectors), whether or not combined with radios, video recorders/reproducers and related codes

Standard International Trade Classification group
2005–06
2006–07

SITC R3
SITC R4
Difference
SITC R3
SITC R4
Difference

$'000
$'000
$'000
%
$'000
$'000
$'000
%

761 Televisions (incl. video monitors & projectors), whether or not combined with radios, video recorders/reproducers
1,801,497
2,397,095
595,598
33
1,958,259
2,539,940
581,680
30
762 Radio-broadcast receivers, whether or not combined with sound recorders, reproducers or clocks
467,962
467,962
453,778
453,778
763 Sound recorders or reproducers; television image and sound recorders or reproducers; prepared unrecorded media
1,572,432
868,243
-704,189
-45
1,464,721
768,549
-696,172
-48
764 Telecommunications equipment, nes; parts, and accessories of radio, television, video & similar apparatus, nes
5,838,507
5,626,567
-211,940
-4
5,929,495
6,147,639
218,144
4

– nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Musical instruments and related codes

The next largest change at the three-digit level affects SITC group 898 'Musical instruments, parts & accessories thereof; records, tapes, etc (excl. goods of groups 763, 882 & 883)' with an increase of $44m (4%) in 2005-06 and $60m (5%) in 2006-07. This is offset by decreases in SITC groups 776 and 778. These codes include commodities such as smart cards and proxicards.

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