5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Feb 2011 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/04/2011
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FEBRUARY KEY POINTS
BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
Revisions have been made to incorporate the latest data relating to international merchandise trade and international trade in services. The international trade in goods and services on a balance of payments basis series have been revised from July 2009 onwards.
Table 17 summarises revisions to goods and services on a balance of payments basis, in original current price terms, since the last issue of this publication. In original terms, the revisions have:
Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised due to the incorporation of the revisions and estimates for the latest month.
IRON ORE AND COAL PRICES
An adjustment has been made to the value of the 'metal ores and minerals' component in the balance of payments series. See the section Commodity prices adjustment for details.
The following publications have recently been released and are detailed in the Related publications section:
IMPACT OF THE FLOODS
The collection and processing of data included in this publication were not disrupted. See the section Impact of the floods for details.
JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI
The earthquake and tsunami events in Japan occurred in March 2011. These events have not impacted the activity in this publication. The ABS expects the economic impact on trade between Australia and Japan to be reflected in forthcoming issues.
For further information contact Selvi Sekhar on Canberra (02) 6252 5540 for Goods, and Lee Taylor on Canberra (02) 6252 6377 for Services.
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