Australian Bureau of Statistics
5216.0 - Australian National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2000
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/11/2000
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02 Alcoholic beverages and tobacco
02.1 Alcoholic beverages
14.22 The scope of this component is personal outlays on liquor. Included are liquor sales by wine merchants, supermarkets, hotel bottle shops and wineries, and the imputed value of home-produced wine and beer. Liquor which is bought and consumed on licensed premises is part of HFCE on category 11 Hotels, cafes and restaurants.
Sources and methods
14.23 The periodic Retail Census provides the primary benchmarks for expenditure on alcoholic beverages. The census results are adjusted for sales that are out of scope of the census. Results from Hospitality Industries, Australia (Cat. no. 8674.0), and Clubs, Pubs, Taverns and Bars, Australia (Cat. no. 8687.0) provide additional benchmark data. The latest benchmark is moved forward using data from the monthly Survey of Retail Trade.
14.24 Current price estimates of purchases of alcohol by Australian residents in Australia are revalued using the relevant component of the CPI.
14.27 The scope of this component is all personal outlays on tobacco products.
Sources and methods
14.28 The value of tobacco products consumed is estimated using the formula:
14.29 Information about the quantity of tobacco produced is obtained from the Australian Customs Service and is based on documents lodged for excise purposes. Imports and exports data are obtained from the International Trade Collection. This quantity information is then adjusted for estimated changes in manufacturers' and distributors' inventories and multiplied by the average purchaser's price per kilogram. The information about prices comes from the CPI.
14.30 Current price estimates of purchases of cigarettes and tobacco by Australian residents in Australia are revalued using the relevant component of the CPI.
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