5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Dec 2009
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/02/2010
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DECEMBER KEY POINTS
BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
Table 17 summarises revisions, in original current price terms, since the last issue of this publication, for the last three financial years and last six months.
Revisions have been made to incorporate the latest available data relating to merchandise trade and international trade in services. In original terms, these revisions have:
Seasonally adjusted and trend series are revised due to the incorporation of revised estimates, incorporation of estimates for the latest month and the rederivation of seasonal factors under the concurrent seasonal adjustment methodology.
A feature article Import and Export Invoice Currencies, 2009 will be released on 19 February 2010 and will be accessible on the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au>. This article will analyse the major invoice currencies used for Australia's international merchandise trade. It will identify compositional changes in the currencies used to invoice goods imported into and exported from Australia.
The publication Characteristics of Australian Exporters, 2008-09 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.006) will be released on 26 March 2010. 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.
CHANGES IN THE NEXT ISSUE
See Changes in the January 2010 issue for details of changes to industry statistics from the January 2010 issue of this publication.
For further information contact Selvi Sekhar on Canberra (02) 6252 5540 for Goods, and Karen McGuigan on Canberra (02) 6252 5415 for Services.
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