5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Nov 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/12/2008
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NOVEMBER KEY POINTS
PRELIMINARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS GOODS IMPORTS
CHANGES TO MERCHANDISE IMPORTS CLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRY
An information paper, Changes to International Trade in Goods Industry Statistics, July 2009 (cat.no. 5368.0.55.011) will be released on 18 December 2008. The paper briefly advises the timing and implications of the introduction of Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06) in International Trade time series. The paper also describes arrangements for electronically accessing ANZSIC06 and related correspondences.
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 Downloads tab of this issue or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service.
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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