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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
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From September 2012 onwards, changes to the methodology for compiling exports data in Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0) will be implemented. The changes are as a result of a shift from using AHECC (Australian Harmonised Export Commodity Classification) codes to SITC (Standard International Trade Classification) codes. The methodological change to using SITC codes is aimed at providing a more stable basis for data comparability over time. SITC is the ABS preferred classification for published trade statistics, due to less variability in code definitions.

In Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0), changes to exports data will occur in the following tables:

  • Time series Spreadsheet 5 - "Exports of Fresh, Chilled, Frozen and Processed Meat: Original (tonnes)";
  • Time series Spreadsheet 6 - "Exports of Live Sheep and Cattle: Original";
  • Additional Publication Table 3 - "Exports of Fresh, Chilled, Frozen and Processed Meat, Australia: Original"; and
  • Additional Publication Table 4 - "Exports of Live Sheep and Cattle, Australia: Original".

The details of table and code changes are explained below:
  • Changes to Time series Spreadsheet 5 - "Exports of Fresh, Chilled, Frozen and Processed Meat: Original (tonnes)" and Additional Publication Table 3 - "Exports of Fresh, Chilled, Frozen and Processed Meat, Australia: Original"
ItemSITC codesSITC DescriptionsDetails of Change
Beef Bone In01111 Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled, with bone in, tonnesNo longer providing Veal Bone In and Veal Bone Out
01121Meat of bovine animals, frozen, with bone in, tonnes
Beef Bone Out01112Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled, boneless, tonnes
01122Meat of bovine animals, frozen, boneless, tonnes
Mutton and Lamb01211Meat of sheep, fresh or chilled (excluding that which is unfit or unsuitable for human consumption) tonnesNo longer providing Mutton and Lamb split; no longer providing a Bone In / Bone Out split
01212Meat of sheep, frozen (excluding that which is unfit or unsuitable for human consumption) tonnes
Pork01221Meat of swine, fresh of chilled (excluding that which is unfit or unsuitable for human consumption) tonnesNo changes
01222Meat of swine, frozen (excluding that which is unfit or unsuitable for human consumption) tonnes
Bacon and Ham01611Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in, salted, dried or smoked, of swine, tonnesNo changes
01612Bellies (streaky) and cuts thereof, salted, dried or smoked, of swine, tonnes
01619Bacon, ham and other salted, dried or smoked meat of swine (excluding hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, with bone in and bellies [streaky] and cuts thereof) tonnes
Other Processed Meat01710Extracts and juices of meat, fish or crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved (nes) tonnesImproved coverage of Other Canned Meat
01720Sausages and similar products, of meat, meat offal or blood and food preparations based on these products (nes) tonnes
01730Liver of any animal, prepared or preserved (nes) tonnes
01740Meat and edible meat offal (excluding liver) of poultry (including of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus, ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea-fowls) prepared or preserved (nes) tonnes
01750Meat and edible meat offal (excluding liver) of swine, prepared or preserved (nes) tonnes
01760Meat and edible meat offal (excluding liver) of bovine animals, prepared or preserved (nes) tonnes
01790Meat and offal (excluding sausage and similar products, extracts and juices of meat, fish, crustacean, mollusc or other aquatic invertebrate, liver and that of poultry, swine or bovine) prepared or preserved (inclusive of blood preparations of any animal) (nes) tonnes
Edible Offal01251Edible offal of bovine animals, fresh or chilled (excluding that which is unfit or unsuitable for human consumption) tonnesInclusion of new category "Edible Offal"
01252Edible offal of bovine animals, frozen (excluding that which is unfit or unsuitable for human consumption) tonnes
01253Edible offal of swine, fresh or chilled (excluding that which is unfit or unsuitable for human consumption) tonnes
01254Edible offal of swine, frozen (excluding that which is unfit or unsuitable for human consumption) tonnes
01255Edible offal of sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh or chilled (excluding that which is unfit or unsuitable for human consumption) tonnes
01256Edible offal of sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules or hinnies, frozen (excluding that which is unfit or unsuitable for human consumption) tonnes


  • Changes to Time series Spreadsheet 6 - "Exports of Live Sheep and Cattle: Original" and Additional Publication Table 4 - "Exports of Live Sheep and Cattle, Australia: Original".
ItemSITC codesSITC DescriptionsDetails of Change
Exports of Sheep00121Sheep, live, numberAll sheep (including breeding stock)
Exports of Cattle00119Bovine animals, live (excluding pure bred breeding stock), numberNo changes


Aside from items and splits no longer provided, and the addition of new categories, all remaining data are considered comparable to previous releases.

For further clarification on these changes to exports data methodology, please contact Nick Hardy, on (03) 6222 5791.


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