Changes to Time Series Table 6 - "Exports of Live Sheep and Cattle: Original (tonnes)
The June Quarter 2012 release of this publication foreshadowed a change in the categories for the Exports of Live Sheep and Cattle table, to take effect from September Quarter 2012.
The effect of this is that numbers of sheep exported now includes sheep for breeding purposes whereas previously these had been excluded. This is a consequence of changes in international trade classifications which no longer provide separate categories for breeding and non-breeding sheep. This does not apply to cattle. The number of cattle exports shown in the time series continues to exclude cattle for breeding purposes.
Because of the changes in classification for sheep exports, the sheep numbers will differ slightly from those published in earlier releases. However, the series has been backcast to the beginning of the series in March Quarter 1988 in order to provide a consistent basis for comparison.
Previous category Previous Series ID New Series ID
Number; SHEEP A2060600R A83712063F
Gross Weight; SHEEP A2060601T A83712064J
Value (FOB); SHEEP A2060602V A83712066L
Unit Value; SHEEP A2060603W A83712065K
Number; CATTLE A2060604X A83712067R
Gross Weight; CATTLE A2060605A A83712068T
Value (FOB); CATTLE A2060606C A83712070C
Unit Value; CATTLE A2060607F A83712069V