5302.0.55.004 - Balance of Payments - Goods and Services, Preliminary Quarterly Estimates, Mar 2015
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/05/2015
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The ABS provides information on Australia's international trade in goods and services in three publications:
Estimates may be revised between the monthly estimates in cat. no. 5368.0, the preliminary estimates in this publication and the quarterly estimates in cat. no. 5302.0. The March quarter 2015 issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0) will be released on 2 June 2015.
PRELIMINARY CURRENT PRICE ESTIMATES OF BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES OF CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES AND PRICE INDEXES FOR GOODS DEBITS (footnote 1, footnote 2)
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
DELAYS OF OVERSEAS ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES (OAD) DATA
As previously advised, a number of releases of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) have been delayed due to passenger card processing issues as announced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Final OAD data for October, November and December 2014 published in the ABS publication Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0) and preliminary OAD estimates for January, February and March 2015 published in the ABS publication Preliminary Estimates of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0.30.001) have been incorporated into services estimates. These preliminary OAD estimates have been modelled based on a combination of historical OAD data and information about travellers for the relevant reference months from DIBP's traveller processing system. Caution should be used when interpreting the recent services credits and services debits estimates as they are based on modelled estimates rather than actual data. For further information refer to the Explanatory Notes of Preliminary Estimates of Overseas Arrivals and Departures, Australia (cat. no. 3401.0.30.001).
1 Reference year for chain volume measures and price index is 2012–13. See paragraphs 16 to 18 of the Explanatory Notes.
2 In this commentary movements in indexes are based on data to four decimal places.
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