5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Sep 2009
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/11/2009
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SEPTEMBER 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 available data relating to merchandise trade and international trade in services. Details of the revisions, in original terms are shown in Table 17. These revisions have:
Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of revisions to the original series, the incorporation of estimates for the latest month and the revision of seasonal factors under the concurrent seasonal adjustment methodology.
The Information paper: Implementation of revised international statistical standards in ABS National and International Accounts (cat no. 5310.0.55.002) was released on 28 October 2009. The paper describes the impact of the international standards on Australia's macro economic accounts including key aggregates for the balance of payments and international investment position. Technical information included in this paper describes the most significant changes in more detail.
An Information paper: Revisions to international standards in quarterly Balance of Payments and International Investment Position statistics from September 2009, 2009 (cat. no. 5302.0.55.002) was released on 22 July 2009. New series identifiers for the time series spreadsheets in the quarterly publication are scheduled to be released on 6 November 2009.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Financial Year, 2008-09 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.003) is released concurrently with this issue. The data cubes in this release contain trade in services credits and debits for: country and country groups by financial years; financial years by country and country groups; state by financial years; financial years by state; and detailed services category by financial years.
For further information contact Selvi Sekhar on Canberra (02) 6252 5540 for goods, and Karen McGuigan on Canberra (02) 6252 5415 for services.
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