Australian Bureau of Statistics
5368.0.55.011 - Information paper: Changes to International Trade in Goods Industry Statistics, July 2009
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02/07/2009 Note: The Customs Tariff to ANZSIC 2006 correspondence has been revised in Table 3 and Table 4 to include four new tariff items created with operative dates of 01 July 2009.
This paper advises the timing of the introduction of ANZSIC 2006 in export and import statistics and how ANZSIC 2006 and related correspondences can be accessed.
In February 2006 ANZSIC 2006 was released, replacing the 1993 version. The update was jointly developed by the ABS and Statistics New Zealand and some minor revisions were released in September 2008. Selective ABS data have been released on an ANZSIC 2006 basis at different times since February 2006. Further details about the ABS' plans to implement ANZSIC 2006 are in Information Paper: Update on ANZSIC 2006 Implementation, 2008 (cat. no. 1295.0.55.001).
These time series tables present information for 19 two-digit ANZSIC 1993 categories. More detailed ANZSIC information (including industry cross classified by country) is available on a user-pays basis from ABS Client Services.
From the July 2009 reference month tables 32 and 35 will be split into the following two parts:
Data on an existing ANZSIC 1993 basis will continue to be released until the publication of data for January 2010. After this, ANZSIC 1993 data will only be available up to June 2009. This approach provides clients with time to amend their systems and ensures that revisions to the 2008-09 financial year are finalised before the release of data on an ANZSIC 1993 basis ceases.
The ABS will analyse the differences in data presented according to these two classifications. The results of the analysis will be included in information released with the July 2009 issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0).
Prior to the introduction of ANZSIC 1993, the ABS's industrial classification was the Australian Standard Industrial Classification (ASIC). Industry of origin data on an ASIC basis are currently available for the years 1988 to 1993 on a user-pays basis from ABS Client Services. To enable data to be compiled and stored on both an ANZSIC 1993 and ANZSIC 2006 basis, ASIC based data will cease to be available from early 2009.
Imports data on an ANZSIC 2006 basis will first be available on a user-pays basis from ABS Client Services with the release of the July 2009 International Merchandise Imports, Australia (cat. no. 5439.0) on 20 August 2009.
Exports and Imports data on an ANZSIC 2006 basis will first be available from the spreadsheets with the release of the July 2009 International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0) on 3 September 2009. From that date more detailed exports data will also be available, on a user-pays basis from ABS Client Services.
Confidentiality restrictions applying to exports and imports data are detailed in the International Merchandise Trade: Confidential Commodities List (cat. no. 5372.0.55.001). This document currently contains one field for an industry code. To accommodate ANZSIC 2006 the format will be reviewed and details of the changes advised in the June 2009 issue of the International Merchandise Trade: Confidential Commodities List.
The following classification correspondences and labels can be accessed from the data cube available from the Downloads tab of this information paper:
As the export and import industry statistics focus on the most likely industry of origin, only a subset of ANZSIC categories are relevant. These are primarily in the agricultural, mining and manufacturing industries. This was also the case with correspondences for ANZSIC 1993.
The AHECC - ANZSIC 2006 and Customs Tariff - ANZSIC 2006 correspondences were derived by applying the ANZSIC 2006 - ANZSIC 1993 correspondence to the equivalent 1993 correspondences. However, a small number of errors identified in the AHECC - ANZSIC 1993 and Customs Tariff - ANZSIC 1993 correspondences have been corrected for ANZSIC 2006. One example of an error is AHECC code 4101.20.19, Whole raw bovine (including buffalo) hides and skins, of a weight per skin =< 8 kg when simply dried. This was incorrectly linked to ANZSIC 93 code 2111, Meat processing but will be linked to ANZSIC 2006 code 1320, Leather tanning, fur dressing and leather product manufacturing.
If you have any difficulties accessing the ANZSIC 2006 or the correspondences from the ABS web site, or if you require further information about the changes, please write, email or telephone:
Balance of Payments and International Trade Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: 02 6252 5409
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