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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    The Interstate Trade collection is a quarterly survey which collects information about the interstate movement of goods into and out of Queensland to and from other parts of Australia. This movement can be by purchase, sale or transfer. The information sought is the dollar value of goods by commodity classification of the goods. The classification used is based on the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC).

    The scope of the collection is all businesses with State of Operation Queensland and Business Activity Statement (BAS) stratification turnover greater than $1,000,000 that do interstate trade.

    PURPOSE
    The main purpose of the Interstate Trade Queensland survey is to satisfy the information needs of the Queensland State government. The Queensland Treasury use the Interstate Trade data as input into budgetary matters, including the preparation of Queensland State Accounts, and for industry planning from an import replacement perspective. It is also used internally by the ABS' National Accounts Branch for compiling the annual State accounts. Summary tables are published quarterly on the ABS website in Interstate Trade, Queensland (ABS Cat No. 8502.3) and in Qld Stats (ABS Cat No. 1318.3).

    SCOPE

The scope of the new Queensland Interstate Trade (IST) Survey is all businesses with State of Operation Queensland and BAS stratification turnover greater than $1,000,000 that import or export goods.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    The Interstate Trade Survey provides a measure of the value of goods crossing the Queensland border going to or coming from other parts of Australia. The goods are categorised according to the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC).

    Main outputs
    Tabular information showing the value of goods crossing the Queensland border going to or from other parts of Australia by commodity.

    Classifications

Standard International Trade Classification (SITC)
Australia and New Zealand Standard Industry Classification (ANZSIC)

    Other concepts (summary)
    Not Applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Queensland

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    Reports Queensland's trade with the rest of Australia.

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Quarterly

    Frequency comments

Data is collected and published on a quarterly basis.

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    From June quarter 2008, the Interstate Trade collection is being conducted under the Census and Statistics Act. Prior to June quarter 2008, the data for Interstate Trade was collected under the Queensland Act: 'The Statistical Returns Act, 1896'.

    In June quarter 2008, a new survey methodology was introduced for the Interstate Trade collection. This new methodology included changes to the scope of the survey. Prior to this the collection was a 'limited scope census', and included any entity which moved more than $400,000 of goods into or out of Queensland in a financial year. The scope changed in 2008 to all businesses with State of Operation Queensland and Business Activity Statement (BAS) stratification turnover greater than $1,000,000 that do interstate trade.

    In 1997, the ABS and Queensland Treasury redeveloped the IST frame. From June quarter 2008, the frame for the IST collection will be maintained from the Business Register.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Data is published quarterly on the ABS website in Interstate Trade, Queensland (ABS Cat No. 8502.3) and in Qld Stats (ABS Cat No. 1318.3).


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    16/07/2010 02:29 PM



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