Note 30/01/2009: Additional data cubes released on 30 January 2009
ABOUT THE PUBLICATION
International Investment Position, Australia: Supplementary Statistics (cat. no. 5352.0) presents statistics on Australia’s international investment position by countries, which supplements the quarterly publication, Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0). For foreign investment in Australia (liabilities), it includes details of country of investor, investment stocks (level of investment), flows (transactions) and associated income. For Australian investment abroad (assets), similar detail is provided in respect of country of investment. The non-transaction changes which occur due to exchange rate effects, other price effects and other changes in the levels of these assets and liabilities that are not due to transactions are not shown in this publication but do contribute to the level of investment.
The statistics are presented as time series for the calendar years 2001 to 2007 inclusive and are consistent with those to be published in the June quarter 2008 issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0).
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
A review of the calculation of accrued income on long term debt securities has been conducted as part of an ongoing program to improve the quality of the current account income data. The resulting revisions were introduced in this publication and affect both credits and debits. A technical note will be included in the June quarter 2008 issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0) publication describing the new methodology for calculating accrued income on long-term debt securities.
Hard copy tables are not included in this release. All data are available as data cubes where all countries are included separately. This means that residual categories, such as Asia n.e.s., are not shown but all countries that contributed to that category are included separately.
An alternative presentation of the data cubes will be released as additional information. The format of these data cubes will be the same as those released for 2006. Further additional information will also be released in the future. The first release will provide a country by institutional sector breakdown of portfolio investment statistics. The second will provide more detail on direct investment including some industry information.
Incorporation of the latest survey and administrative data has resulted in revisions to International Investment data back to calendar year 2004.
Discrepancies may occur between totals in this publication and the same aggregates from other sources, and between sums of component items and totals due to rounding.
ABOUT THIS RELEASE
Previously known as 'International Investment Position, Australia: Supplementary Country Statistics'. Absorbs, 'Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia' (cat. no. 5363.0).
Provides comprehensive foreign investment country statistics to supplement the quarterly publication 5302.0. For foreign investment in Australia, it includes details on country of investor, investment stocks, flows and associated income. For Australian investment abroad similar detail is provided in respect of country of investment.
For further information, please telephone Canberra on (02) 6252 6171.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Val Tot on Canberra (02) 6252 6171.