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5216.0 - Australian National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2000  
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Contents >> Chapter 14: Final consumption expenditure >> 02 Alcoholic beverages and tobacco

02 Alcoholic beverages and tobacco

02.1 Alcoholic beverages

Description

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.

Volume estimates

14.24 Current price estimates of purchases of alcohol by Australian residents in Australia are revalued using the relevant component of the CPI.

14.25 Current price estimates of purchases of alcohol by Australian residents overseas are revalued using a composite index of overseas CPIs.

14.26 Chain volume estimates of purchases of alcohol are derived by aggregating the elemental volume components of the above.

02.2 Tobacco

Description

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:

consumptionequalsdomestic production
plusimports
lessexports
lesschanges in inventories

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.

Volume estimates

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.

14.31 Current price estimates of purchases of cigarettes and tobacco by Australian residents overseas are revalued using a composite index of overseas CPIs.

14.32 Chain volume estimates of purchases of cigarettes and tobacco are derived by aggregating the elemental volume components of the above.


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