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1254.0 - Australian and New Zealand Standard Commodity Classification (ANZSCC), 1996  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/06/1996   
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Contents >> Chapter 1: About the classification >> Comparison of production and trade statistics

43. While it was noted earlier that the CPC basis of the ANZSCC enables improved comparability between production, import and export statistics, there are a number of factors for which allowance needs to be made when making comparisons. These include:

      • the compatibility of the commodity categories at the detailed levels, discussed above;
      • the units of quantity applicable to each series;
      • the basis of valuation of the commodities concerned;
      • timing in the recording of import and export movements, and in interpreting build up or run down of stocks by producers or merchants;
      • the scope and coverage of collections; for example, the production of manufactured goods by business units whose primary industrial activity is predominantly non-manufacturing, is not covered by ABS Manufacturing Production statistics;
      • differences in quality and material composition, or variations in the import component of goods, which may affect substitutability assumptions; and
      • changes in the definition of individual commodities over time.

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