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Thursday 5 May 2016
5368.0International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, March 2016
Provides estimates for 15 months of the major aggregates for, and the balance on, international trade in goods and services (balance of payments basis) in both seasonally adjusted and trend estimates terms. Longer term graphs are provided, in seasonally adjusted and trend estimates terms, for the goods and services aggregates, and the balance on goods and services. In addition it provides more detailed commodity statistics for both goods and services in original terms, with goods provided on balance of payments and international trade basis, together with year-to-date information. More detailed services statistics, in seasonally adjusted and trend terms on a monthly basis as well as original terms on a quarterly basis are also provided. Merchandise imports and exports are provided at one and two digit SITC level with selected commodities at three digit level. Merchandise trade data are provided by country and by state. Data on exchange rates and analytical comments are included.
8501.0Retail Trade, Australia, March 2016
Contains monthly estimates of turnover for retail establishments. Trend, seasonally adjusted and original estimates are included for industry groups and states and Australia in current price terms. More detailed current price data classified by state and industry sub group are available from the downloads tab on the ABS website

Friday 6 May 2016
3401.0Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia, March 2016
The monthly Overseas Arrivals and Departures (OAD) publication contains statistics on the travel movements of persons arriving in, and departing from, Australia. The focus of this publication is to provide information and analysis of short-term movements (i.e. less than one year), in particular short-term visitor arrivals (STVA) and short-term resident departures (STRD). Statistics on permanent and long-term movements (i.e. one year or more) are also available, however, permanent and long-term movements in this publication are not an appropriate source for migration statistics. For information on Net Overseas Migration (NOM) refer to Migration, Australia (cat. no. 3412.0) and for quarterly NOM data Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0).
Replacement Content
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, February 2016
Errors were detected in the calculation of rates in the Volume Measures of Underutilisation time series spreadsheets, Table 23a and Table 23b. These tables have been republished with the corrected volume rates. No other changes have been made.

Monday 9 May 2016
7218.0.55.001Livestock and Meat, Australia, March 2016
This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings and meat production. These statistics are based on a monthly collection from abattoirs and other major slaughtering establishments and include estimates of animals slaughtered by country butchers and other small slaughtering establishments. More detailed information on this series can be obtained by referring to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) quarterly publication, Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0). Additional time series spreadsheets containing state/territory and national data are available from the Downloads tab for this publication. These spreadsheets contain original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for slaughtering and meat production for bulls, bullocks and steers, cows and heifers, cattle (excluding calves), calves, sheep, lambs and pigs.

Tuesday 10 May 2016
5372.0.55.001International Merchandise Trade: Confidential Commodities List, April 2016
The Confidential Commodities List (CCL) details all import and export commodities which have been subjected to confidentiality restrictions since 1 January 1988. Also included is a description of the information contained in the CCL and some details about the impact of confidentiality restrictions on ABS merchandise trade output.
Additional Information
Building Approvals, Australia, March 2016
These data cubes present Building Approvals data for small geographic areas.

Wednesday 11 May 2016
First Issue
Australian Health Survey: Consumption of Food Groups from the Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2011-12
This publication includes distributions of usual intakes (in serves per day) for each of the five food groups from the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADG). Data will be presented alongside the recommended numbers of servings for each of the reference age/sex groups specified in the ADG
5352.0International Investment Position, Australia: Supplementary Statistics, 2015
International Investment Position, Australia: Supplementary Statistics (cat. no. 5352.0) presents statistics on Australia’s international investment position by counterpart countries and supplements the quarterly publication, Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0). For foreign investment in Australia (liabilities), it includes: details of country of investor, investment stocks (level of investment), flows (transactions) and associated income. For Australian investment abroad (assets), similar detail is provided in respect of country of investment. The non-transaction changes which contribute to the levels of these assets and liabilities such as, exchange rate effects, price effects and other changes are not presented in this publication but do contribute to the overall change in levels of investment.

The statistics are presented as time series for the calendar years 2001 to 2014 inclusive and are consistent with those published in the December quarter 2014 issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0).
5609.0Housing Finance, Australia, March 2016
Contains time series data for secured and unsecured housing finance commitments for owner occupation, commitments for construction or purchase of dwellings for rent or resale, and loan outstandings to individuals/households for housing. For secured housing finance for owner occupation, this publication presents the number and value of commitments made by banks, permanent building societies, wholesale lenders n.e.c. and other lenders, provided to individuals/households. These commitments are classified by construction of dwellings, the purchase of new and established dwellings, the refinancing of existing dwellings and alterations and additions to dwellings.

Thursday 12 May 2016
Additional Information
Personal Fraud, 2014-15
Additional information explores experiences of personal fraud by persons aged 55 and over.
Replacement Content
Research and Experimental Development, Higher Education Organisations, Australia, 2012
This release corrects the sub-totals for Economic development in tables 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 of the data cube Higher education expenditure on R&D, by location - by socio-economic objective. No other data are affected by this change.