5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Oct 2010 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/12/2010
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OCTOBER KEY POINTS
BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
Revisions have been made to incorporate the latest data relating to international merchandise trade. There were no revisions to the balance of payments series in original terms.
IRON ORE AND COAL PRICES
An adjustment has been made to the value of the 'metal ores and minerals' component in the balance of payments series. See the section Commodity prices adjustment for details.
TRADE IN SERVICES DATA CUBES
Financial Year Trade in Services data cubes incorporating data for 2009-10 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.003) will be released on 3 December 2010.
CONCEPTS, SOURCES AND METHODS PUBLICATION
The next issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia: Concepts, Sources and methods - 2011 (cat. no. 5331.0), is scheduled to be released on 8 March 2011. This issue will describe the concepts, sources and methods used to compile the balance of payments statistics in this publication which are on a Balance of Payments and International Investment Position manual, sixth edition (BPM6) basis.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Summary information on Australia's top 10 partner countries has been included in this issue. Further partner country information for merchandise trade (tables 14a & 14b) is available from the Downloads tab of this issue and for trade in services will be available from Financial Year Trade in Services data cubes incorporating data for 2009-10 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.003) which will be released on 3 December 2010.
The Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC), Jan 2007 (cat. no. 1233.0) incorporating statistical codes to take effect from 1 January 2011 was released on the ABS website on 26 November 2010.
For further information contact Selvi Sekhar on Canberra (02) 6252 5540 for Goods, and Peter Bradbury on Canberra (02) 6252 6473 for Services.
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