AUSTRALIAN HARMONIZED EXPORT COMMODITY CLASSIFICATION (AHECC)
The Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) - Electronic Publication, Jan 2012 (cat. no. 1233.0) was released on the ABS website on 22 August 2011. This publication presents the AHECC statistical structure for use from 1 January 2012. Changes to the AHECC result from the introduction of the five yearly review conducted by the World Customs Organisation and an ABS review of statistical codes. Following consultation with stakeholders, the AHECC has been amended, in some areas, from the version presented in the Information Paper: Proposed Changes to Statistical Codes in the AHECC, 2012 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.015). This publication includes the correspondence from AHECC 2007 to AHECC 2012. However, the correspondence to related classifications and free standing descriptors used for dissemination of data, will not be available until 8 December 2011. These will be provided in the Information Paper: Changes to AHECC and Customs Tariff (cat. no. 5368.0.55.017).
INFORMATION PAPER: REVIEW OF THE PRODUCER AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRICE INDEXES, 2011
The Information Paper: Review of the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes, 2011 (cat. no. 6427.0.55.003) was released on 2 September 2011. This paper provides a basis for user consultation regarding the review of the Australian Producer Price Indexes (PPIs) and International Trade Price Indexes (ITPIs). The ABS is undertaking a fundamental and systematic review to shape the future of this suite of indexes. This paper discusses major issues to be considered in the review and presents ABS preliminary views. The ABS welcomes written submissions from users on the issues covered in this paper.
Outcomes of the review are expected to be published in February 2012.
INFORMATION PAPER: EXPERIMENTAL STATISTICS ON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CONTAINER MOVEMENTS
The Information Paper: Experimental Statistics on International Shipping Container Movements, 2009-10 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.018) will be released on 16 September 2011. This paper presents experimental statistics on international shipping container movements. It describes government and industry data requirements for container statistics; the relationship between container statistics and trade statistics; the methodology used to compile statistics on containers used to import goods; and options for the future of these statistics.
The paper aims to promote discussion and seek feedback from data users on the statistics presented, their methodology and other issues raised in the paper.