CONCEPTS, SOURCES AND METHODS PUBLICATION
The Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5331.0), is being revised to reflect the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6). The first part of the revised Concepts, Sources and Methods will be released on 8 March 2011. This part will focus on the Goods account. Details on other parts of the account will be released in coming months.
CHARACTERISTICS OF AUSTRALIAN EXPORTERS
The publication Characteristics of Australian Exporters, 2009-10 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.006) will be released on 30 March 2011. This publication will analyse the number and characteristics of Australia's exporters. Estimates of exporters of merchandise trade are compiled from data sourced from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and from the Australian Taxation Office's Australian Business Register. Estimates on exporters of services are compiled largely from the ABS Survey of International Trade in Services.
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT POSITION, AUSTRALIA, SUPPLEMENTARY STATISTICS
The next issue of the International Investment Position, Australia, Supplementary Statistics (cat. no. 5352.0) is scheduled for release on 3 May 2011. This issue presents statistics on Australia’s international investment position by countries, which supplements the quarterly publication, Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0). For foreign investment in Australia (liabilities), it includes details of country of investor, investment stocks (level of investment), flows (transactions) and associated income. For Australian investment abroad (assets), similar detail is provided in respect of country of investment. These supplementary statistics will be consistent with the aggregates published in this publication. Previously these statistics were released around July each year and were consistent with the June quarter issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0).
TRADE IN SERVICES DATA CUBES
Calendar Year Trade in Services data cubes incorporating data for 2010 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.004) will be released on 19 May 2010.