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CHANGES IN JULY ISSUE
For further details about the introduction of ANZSIC 2006 and information on correspondences, refer to the Information paper: Changes to International Trade in Goods Industry Statistics, July 2009 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.011).
Time series IDs for the new tables are listed on Changes in time series spreadsheets.
These changes in presentation will not change the statistics presented on a Balance of Payments basis nor result in revisions to the total value of goods or services credits and debits.
CHANGES TO STATISTICS PRESENTED ON A COUNTRY BASIS
From the July 2009 issue, there will be changes to the ABS trade country classification which will impact on time series spreadsheets. The changes result from the recognition of new countries by the United Nations and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Three new countries will be added to the time series tables containing all countries:
The country 'Serbia and Montenegro' will cease. These changes will be backdated to apply from the January 2009 reference month.
Time series affected in this publication are: Tables 14a, 14b, 36a-36j and 37a-37h.
Note that Table 14 of this publication showing data for selected countries on a merchandise trade basis will not be changed.
Changes will also be made to the ABS trade overseas port and ABS trade Australian port classifications, however, there will be no changes to publication tables and time series spreadsheets. Port data are available via tailored user pays consultancies.
For further details about the introduction of new ABS country and port classifications refer to the Information paper: Changes to International Trade in Goods Statistics - Countries and Ports (cat. no. 5368.0.55.013) released on 9 July 2009.
Time series IDs for the new countries are not yet available but will be included in Table 1 'New ABS Trade Country Codes' of the above information paper on 18 August 2009. They will also be published in the July 2009 issue of this publication. These changes will not affect the statistics presented on a Balance of Payments basis.
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