Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/01/2002
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Australia's international merchandise trade statistics, relating to the exports and imports of goods, are compiled in broad agreement with the United Nations' (UN) recommendations for the compilation of international trade statistics. More information on the concepts, sources and methods used to produce Australia's trade statistics is included in International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods (5489.0).
International merchandise trade statistics are compiled by the ABS from information submitted by exporters and importers or their agents to the Australian Customs Service.
The UN recommendations for the compilation of merchandise trade statistics recognise that the basic sources used by most compiling countries - customs records - will not be able to capture certain transactions. In Australia, the following types of goods, which fall within the scope of the UN definition of merchandise trade, are excluded because customs entries are not required:
For exports only, other types of goods excluded are:
For imports only, other types of goods excluded are:
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