5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Aug 2009
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/10/2009
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AUGUST KEY POINTS
BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
REVISIONS AND CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
This issue introduces estimates on a balance of payments basis compiled according to revised international standards, the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6). For further details refer to:
In addition, revisions have been made to incorporate the latest available data relating to merchandise trade from February 2008 and international trade in goods and services from July 2008.
Please note that the Information paper: Implementation of revised international statistical standards in ABS National and International Accounts (cat no. 5310.0.55.002) is scheduled to be released on 14 October 2009.
Table 17, Summary of revisions, has been added to this publication. However the revisions data is not yet available and will be provided from the next issue.
CHANGES IN TIME SERIES SPREADSHEETS
In addition to the new time series IDs introduced with BPM6, the following additional recorded trade time series IDs have been added from this issue for the Euro area:
MERCHANDISE EXPORTS, Country and Country Groups, FOB Value
MERCHANDISE IMPORTS, Country and Country Groups, Customs Value
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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