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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 >> Purpose and scope of the ANZSCC

21. The purpose of the ANZSCC is to enable the compilation, publication and use of commodity statistics by governments and private organisations in applications such as the analysis of market shares; analysis of the relationship between employment, industrial structure and tariff provisions; studies of import competition and replacement; submissions to the Industry Commission; the compilation of input-output tables; the conduct of trade and tariff negotiations and the integration of most commodity data.

22. The ANZSCC provides a framework for the grouping of all the goods and services produced in the Australian and New Zealand economies. In so doing, it aids:

      • comparability between production, import and export statistics
      • links between commodities and industries, and
      • comparability between Australian, New Zealand and international statistics.

23. Like the CPC, the ANZSCC formally presents commodity categories for transportable goods and non-transportable goods and services within a complete classification. It presents both current ABS and SNZ collection items and provides the basis for definition of future collection items. This approach is aimed at ensuring that the classification will accommodate future statistical requirements as well as those identified at the time of the original release of the classification.

24. The links to the underlying international standard commodity classifications (the CPC, the HS and the SITC) are provided to aid both the determination of the scope of individual categories (via the explanatory notes to the HS and the CPC) and the level to which individual ANZSCC categories can be related to individual categories of those classifications.

25. The links to the ANZSIC are provided to indicate the primary industry of origin of the goods and services included in the classification.

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