CONCEPTS, SOURCES AND METHODS
The Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5331.0), is being revised to reflect the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6). The first part of the revised Concepts, Sources and Methods will be released on 8 March 2011. This part will focus on the Goods account. Details on other parts of the account will be released in coming months.
PROPOSED CHANGES TO STATISTICAL CODES IN THE AUSTRALIAN HARMONIZED EXPORT COMMODITY CLASSIFICATION (AHECC) 2012
The Information paper: Proposed changes to statistical codes in the AHECC, 2012 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.015) will be released on the ABS website on 24 March 2011. This information paper presents the proposed Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) statistical structure for use from 1 January 2012. Changes to the AHECC result from the introduction of the five yearly review conducted by the World Customs Organisation and the ABS review of statistical codes. This paper enables users of detailed merchandise trade export statistics to review and comment on proposed changes to statistical codes.
CHARACTERISTICS OF AUSTRALIAN EXPORTERS
The publication Characteristics of Australian Exporters, 2009-10 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.006) will be released on 30 March 2011. This publication will analyse the number and characteristics of Australia's exporters. Estimates of exporters of merchandise trade are compiled from data sourced from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and from the Australian Taxation Office's Australian Business Register. Estimates on exporters of services are compiled largely from the ABS Survey of International Trade in Services.