Australian Bureau of Statistics
5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Jul 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/09/2008
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CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Statistics presented according to the updated correspondences are called BoPBEC Rev 1, BoPCE Rev 1 and BEC 2007, respectively.
The changes made to statistics presented on a Balance of Payments basis include:
These revisions did not change the total goods or services credits and debits.
The changes made to statistics presented on a Recorded trade basis include:
These revisions do not change total goods imports or exports or goods data by state or country.
In incorporating SITC Rev 4, the Major commodities listed in tables 12 and 13 have been reviewed with some new commodities added and one import commodity removed.
For details of changes to series IDs refer to Changes to Time Series Spreadsheets.
Recorded trade data available on request on a consultancy basis from ABS client services includes:
For details about the introduction of SITC Rev 4 and the impact on related classifications, refer to the Information Paper: Impact of introducing Revision 4 of the Standard International Trade Classification, 2008 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.010).
In monthly services tables 9 and 10, 'passenger and other transportation' has been split into 'passenger transportation' and 'other transportation' services.
In both the monthly tables and the quarterly series (table 11), 'passenger transportation' includes agency fees and commissions but excludes all other components of 'other transportation credits'.
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND TREND ESTIMATES
The seasonally adjusted and trend estimates of goods and services have been revised as a result of the annual seasonal reanalysis which reviews the seasonal and trading day factors in more detail than possible in the monthly processing cycle and assesses the appropriateness of any prior corrections. The annual reanalysis was brought forward from the September reference month to coincide with the changes to commodity classifications mentioned above.
As a result of the reanalysis, a cautionary footnote has been added to the following goods credits seasonally adjusted series:
The cautionary footnote has been removed from the good debits, seasonally adjusted series for organic and inorganic chemicals.
The cautionary footnote has been added to freight services credits.
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This page last updated 1 October 2008