5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, May 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/06/2008
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PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
This publication presents statistics of Australia's merchandise imports classified according to the broadest level (1 digit sections) of the United Nations Standard International Trade Classification. The data are compiled from information submitted by importers or their agents to the Australian Customs Service. For more details see International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5489.0) on the ABS web site. More detailed merchandise imports data are available on the ABS web site www.abs.gov.au from the Details tab of this issue or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service.
An information paper Impact of introducing Revision 4 of the Standard International Trade Classification (cat. no. 5368.0.55.010) was released on 26 May 2008. The paper outlines statistical impacts resulting from changes to the classification of Australian import and export statistics. This information paper can be accessed on the ABS web site www.abs.gov.au. The ABS will implement the changes to the classifications from the July 2008 reference month. This will impact on data released in this and related publications.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Selvi Sekhar on Canberra (02) 6252 5540.
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