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1233.0 - Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC), Jan 2006  
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Contents >> Introduction and explanatory notes >> 1.9 Availability of trade statistics

Information lodged by exporters, importers and their agents, with Customs, is used in compiling and publishing export and import statistics. These statistics are used to monitor and assess market share and trading patterns. Australian and overseas investors use export and import statistics to conduct market research and identify business opportunities.

The ABS can provide detailed statistical information on exports and imports of commodities. An example of the level of detail available for export or import commodities includes, by:

  • country of final destination;
  • state of origin;
  • port of loading;
  • mode of transport; and,
  • industry of origin.

ABS consultants can help exporters and importers choose the statistics which best meet their information needs.

For further information on the availability of trade statistics, please contact the ABS (see Section 1.10 or visit the Foreign Trade Theme page, which provides links to all information about international merchandise trade statistics on the ABS web site (, select Themes, Economy, International Trade).

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