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5302.0 - Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, June 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/09/2013   
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REVISIONS


SUMMARY OF REVISIONS SINCE THE LAST ISSUE OF THIS PUBLICATION

Table 36 summarises revisions, in original current price terms, since the last issue of this publication, for the last six quarters.

Incorporation of the latest survey and administrative data has resulted in revisions to the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position series back to September quarter 2007. In original current price terms, these revisions have:

  • decreased the 2007-08 current account deficit by $433m
  • decreased the 2008-09 current account deficit by $212m
  • increased the 2009-10 current account deficit by $569m
  • increased the 2010-11 current account deficit by $565m
  • increased the 2011-12 current account deficit by $56m
  • decreased the current account deficit for September quarter 2012 by $87m
  • decreased the current account deficit for December quarter 2012 by $76m
  • increased the current account deficit for March quarter 2013 by $356m
  • decreased Australia's net IIP liability as at 31 March 2013 by $28,377m to a liability position of $848,698m.

The full time series for the revisions are available in Table 36, Summary of revisions, from the 'Download' tab of this issue.

Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised due to the incorporation of revised estimates and the incorporation of estimates for the latest quarter.

In seasonally adjusted terms, the revisions decreased the volume surplus on goods and services by $722m (9%) for the March quarter 2013.


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