5308.0 - Foreign Currency Exposure, Australia, March Quarter 2017  
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CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

NEW DATA ITEMS

The 2017 survey collected a number of new data items as an improvement on the previous collection. The new data includes expanded detail for existing data items and new dimensions, particularly for estimated receipts and payment trade. Additional data items, and references to publication tables where these have been included are as follows:

  • Hedging of foreign Currency denominated receipts and payments from trade is presented in table 13.


REMOVED DATA ITEMS
  • Data on assets and liabilities, held with intra-group counterparties, previously presented in tables 6 and 7 in 2013 are no longer available in 2017.
  • Data relating to partial hedging on assets and liabilities, previously presented in table 9 in 2013, is no longer available in 2017.


CHANGES TO CURRENCY CLASSIFICATIONS

In this publication, the Chinese renmimbi was collected separately, and is no longer included in the Other currency class.


CHANGES TO MATURITY CLASSIFICATIONS

In this publication, the maturity profile for trade was simplified to ask for two time horizons: less than 1 year; and 1 to 4 year.


REORDERING OF TABLES

Tables presented in this publication and through the ABS web site have been reordered since the 2013 issue of Foreign Currency Exposure, Australia (cat. no. 5308.0). As a reference for users, a concordance to enable analyses across the current and previous issue of the publication has been provided in paragraph 16 of the Explanatory Notes.