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Monday 5 December 2016
5260.0.55.002Estimates of Industry Multifactor Productivity, 2015-16
Updates estimates of multifactor productivity (MFP) for the 16 industries defined to comprise the market sector from 1994-95. A longer time series is produced for 12 selected industries, and productivity growth cycles. For further details, refer to the Explanatory notes accompanying this release.
5676.0Business Indicators, Australia, September 2016
Contains quarterly estimates of profits, income from the sale of goods and services, wages and salaries, and the book value of inventories. These data are classified by broad industry, and original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates are included for Australia, in current price terms. Volume measures are published for sales and inventories. State/territory data will also be included for sales, and wages and salaries, in current price terms.
8412.0Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, September 2016
Actual and expected expenditure by private organisations exploring for minerals and petroleum. Mineral exploration expenditure is classified by state and commodity, and data are provided on metres drilled. Petroleum exploration expenditure is classified by onshore/offshore, and from the September quarter 1994, by region.

Tuesday 6 December 2016
5302.0Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, September 2016
Provides detailed quarterly balance of payments tables on current, capital and financial transactions for the latest six quarters, including seasonally adjusted, trend and chain volume measures of the current account. It also provides a complete international investment position statement with details of the level of investment, investment flows and associated income. Detailed information is also provided on Australia's foreign debt. It includes longer term historical series, exchange rates, analytical ratios, analytical comment, graphs of principal aggregates as well as articles of interest and a list of such articles published in recent related publications.
5519.0.55.001Government Finance Statistics, Australia, September 2016
This release presents Government Finance Statistics (GFS) on an accrual accounting basis for the general government sector and the non-financial public sector. The key statement presented is the operating statement.
7218.0.55.001Livestock and Meat, Australia, October 2016
This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings and meat production. These statistics are based on a monthly collection from abattoirs and other major slaughtering establishments and include estimates of animals slaughtered by country butchers and other small slaughtering establishments. More detailed information on this series can be obtained by referring to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) quarterly publication, Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0). Additional time series spreadsheets containing state/territory and national data are available from the Downloads tab for this publication. These spreadsheets contain original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for slaughtering and meat production for bulls, bullocks and steers, cows and heifers, cattle (excluding calves), calves, sheep, lambs and pigs.

Wednesday 7 December 2016
5206.0Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, September 2016
Detailed presentation of quarterly national accounts showing both current price estimates and chain volume measures in original, seasonally adjusted and trend terms. State details for components of state final demand are also included.
Additional Information
Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, September 2016
SELECTED INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTS RATIOS TABLE 23 Ratios of current account and international investment measures to both GDP and GNI are normally presented in Table 23.

Table 23 in the Time Series data will be updated on 7 December 2016, released in conjunction with the release of the September quarter 2016 issue of Australian National Accounts: National Income and Expenditure (cat. no. 5206.0).
Additional Information
Building Approvals, Australia, October 2016
These data cubes present Building Approvals data for small geographic areas.

Thursday 8 December 2016
4517.0Prisoners in Australia, 2016
Contains national information on prisoners who were in custody on 30 June each year. The statistics are derived from information collected by the ABS from corrective services agencies in each state and territory. Details are provided on the number of people in correctional institutions, including the type of prisoner (sentenced prisoners, unsentenced prisoners (remandees) and post-sentence prisoners), imprisonment rates, most serious offence/charge and sentence length. Information is also presented on prisoner characteristics, including age, sex and Indigenous status.
5368.0International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, October 2016
Provides estimates for 15 months of the major aggregates for, and the balance on, international trade in goods and services (balance of payments basis) in both seasonally adjusted and trend estimates terms. Longer term graphs are provided, in seasonally adjusted and trend estimates terms, for the goods and services aggregates, and the balance on goods and services. In addition it provides more detailed commodity statistics for both goods and services in original terms, with goods provided on balance of payments and international trade basis, together with year-to-date information. More detailed services statistics, in seasonally adjusted and trend terms on a monthly basis as well as original terms on a quarterly basis are also provided. Merchandise imports and exports are provided at one and two digit SITC level with selected commodities at three digit level. Merchandise trade data are provided by country and by state. Data on exchange rates and analytical comments are included.
6202.0.55.003Labour Force, Australia - Rebenchmarked Estimates, October 2016
Summary results of the October 2016 Labour Force Survey benchmarked to the November 2016 estimates of the civilian population and containing estimates of employed and unemployed persons classified by sex, full-time/part-time status, states and territories and persons not in the labour force.

Friday 9 December 2016
5372.0.55.001International Merchandise Trade: Confidential Commodities List, November 2016
The Confidential Commodities List (CCL) details all import and export commodities which have been subjected to confidentiality restrictions since 1 January 1988. Also included is a description of the information contained in the CCL and some details about the impact of confidentiality restrictions on ABS merchandise trade output.
5609.0Housing Finance, Australia, October 2016
Contains time series data for secured and unsecured housing finance commitments for owner occupation, commitments for construction or purchase of dwellings for rent or resale, and loan outstandings to individuals/households for housing. For secured housing finance for owner occupation, this publication presents the number and value of commitments made by banks, permanent building societies, wholesale lenders n.e.c. and other lenders, provided to individuals/households. These commitments are classified by construction of dwellings, the purchase of new and established dwellings, the refinancing of existing dwellings and alterations and additions to dwellings.

Monday 12 December 2016
3401.0Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, October 2016
The monthly Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) publication contains statistics on the travel movements of persons arriving in, and departing from, Australia. The focus of this publication is to provide information and analysis of short-term movements (i.e. less than one year), in particular short-term visitor arrivals (STVA) and short-term resident departures (STRD). Statistics on permanent and long-term movements (i.e. one year or more) are also available, however, permanent and long-term movements in this publication are not an appropriate source for migration statistics. For information on Net Overseas Migration (NOM) refer to Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3412.0) and for quarterly NOM data Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).
5671.0Lending Finance, Australia, October 2016
Contains time series data on the value of monthly commitments for secured housing finance, other personal finance, commercial and lease finance. Includes summary tables of personal and commercial finance commitments under fixed and revolving credit facilities, the value of goods under finance lease commitments, and the value of personal, commercial and lease finance commitments by purpose. Also included are thematic tables on the financing of housing, motor vehicles and plant and equipment.