5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Aug 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/09/2009   
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The preliminary balance of payments goods imports estimate presented in this issue has been compiled according to the revised international standard, the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6). Monthly estimates on a BPM6 basis will be fully implemented in the August 2009 issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0) which will be released on 6 October 2009. For further details refer to the Information paper: Revisions to international standards in monthly international trade in goods and services statistics from August 2009, 2009 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.012) which was released on 17 June 2009 and details the changes to the standards and the impact on the presentation of statistics in International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia.