COMMODITY PRICES ADJUSTMENT
International merchandise trade exports data (on a recorded trade basis) presented in tables 12, 14 and 15 of this publication are based on information provided by exporters to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs and Border Protection). At the time of initial reporting to Customs and Border Protection the final prices may not be known for some commodities. New contract prices that have been recently negotiated, or are still being negotiated, for commodities like iron ore and coal may not be fully reflected in the Customs and Border Protection source data. Final prices are updated progressively in recorded trade data as exporters revise the information provided to Customs and Border Protection.
For this issue, no adjustments have been made to the 'metal ores and minerals' or 'coal, coke and briquettes' components. All previous price adjustments applied to these components have been removed.