Inventories, Sales and Services (Survey of)
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The Survey of Inventories, Sales and Services includes the following industries classified according to the Australian and New Zealand.
The scope of the survey for the collection of inventories, sales of goods manufactured and income from the sales of goods and services includes the following industries classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 1993:
Original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for inventories, and sales (Manufacturing and Wholesale Trade) are released in current price and chain volume measures. For publication purposes, inventories data are disaggregated by broad industry (Mining, Manufacturing, Wholesale, Retail and Other Selected Industries) and ANZSIC Manufacturing subdivisions. Experimental estimates for income from sales of goods and services for other selected industries are also published.
Other concepts (summary)
Income from the sales of goods and services includes income from sales of goods by the business and income from services provided such as commission income, repair and service income and fees, management fees, rent leasing and hiring income, delivery and installation charges, income from consulting services, sponsorship income, membership/subscription fees and royalties income.
Inventories includes all inventories of material etc, work in progress and finished goods owned by the business, whether held at locations of the business or elsewhere.
1. National & State/Territory\1.01 Australia
Comments and/or Other Regions
1947 Commencement of the Survey of Stocks. Although collected half yearly, they were part of a collection known as the 'Quarterly Business Surveys' and were designed to provide indicators of short term movements in stocks for use in national income estimates.
1973 Survey of Stocks becomes an integrated economic collection adopting standard units rules and the 1969 version of the Australian Standard Industrial Classification (ASIC).
1989 Introduction of new statistical unit called the management unit.
1994 ASIC replaced by the Australian and New Zealand Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) as the basis for compilation of industry statistics.
1996 Survey frames and samples revised quarterly (previously these were revised annually) to ensure samples are more representative of the business population
1997 Adjustment of estimates to allow for lags in processing new businesses to the ABS business register, and the omission of some businesses from the business register
1999 Survey scope expanded to include collection of income from sales of goods and services from a number of service industries - national data was published on an experimental basis from June quarter 2000.
Survey renamed to Survey of Inventories, Sales and Services . The term "stocks" was replaced with "inventories" to be consistent with treatment in the National Accounts
Collection of manufacturers' expected sales ceased and clients referred to ABS Business Expectations Survey as the source for expectations data.
2001 From March quarter 2001, the Manufacturers' sales series will be replaced by a new series comprising total income from the sales of goods and services for the manufacturing industry.
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