5368.0.55.004 - International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Calendar Year, 2006  
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1 These spreadsheets contain data on Australia's international trade in services on a balance of payments basis. Annual services data by State, by Country and by Detailed service type are released twice yearly. Calendar year data are usually released with the March issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0) and financial year data are usually released with the September issue.

2 Aggregate of the monthly and quarterly services data are available in International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0).


3 The conceptual framework used in compiling Australia's balance of payments statistics is based on the Fifth Edition of the International Monetary Fund's Balance of Payments Manual (BPM5,1993). Descriptions of the underlying concepts and structure of the balance of payments and the sources, methods and terms used in compiling the estimates are presented in Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 1998 (cat. no. 5331.0).

4 The Concepts, Sources and Methods publication is available to download free from the ABS website. Select Methods, Classifications, Concepts & Standards, then choose ABS concepts, classifications and statistical standards and then the catalogue numbers as above.


5 In keeping with balance of payments conventions, where statistics are on a balance of payments basis, credit entries (exports) are shown without sign and debit items (imports) are shown as negative entries.


6 Services credits are classified by the state of provision, while services debits are classified by the state of consumption. The state allocations for transportation, travel and communication services are based on a number of indicators including merchandise trade statistics by state, overseas passenger arrivals and departures by state of clearance and data provided by the Department of Immigration and Citzenship. The allocation for other services (about 25% of all trade in services) is primarily based on the location of the business reporting the information, which serves as a proxy for the state of provision/consumption of that service. The data should be used with care but are considered suitable for analysis over time.


Partner country estimates are produced to provide a summary of Australia's trade in services with major trading partners.

7 A comprehensive explanation of the data sources used and the methodology applied in the compilation of partner country statistics is provided in Chapter 17 of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia - Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5331.0).


8 Users may also wish to refer to the following publications which can be downloaded free of charge from the ABS web site:

  • Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0) - issued quarterly
  • International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0) - issued monthly
  • Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 5331.0)
  • Information Paper: Quality of Australian Balance of Payments Statistics (cat. no. 5342.0)
  • A Guide to Australian Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Statistics (cat. no. 5362.0.55.001).

9 Current publications produced by the ABS are listed in the Catalogue of Publications and Products (cat. no. 1101.0). The Catalogue is available from any ABS office or from this site. The ABS also issues a daily Release Advice on the web site which details products to be released in the week ahead.


10 Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


11 Composition of Country Groups

Central America and Caribbean
Includes Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, St Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands and United States Virgin Islands.

Africa N.E.S
Includes Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, St Helena, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

America N.E.S.
Includes Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, St Pierre and Miquelon, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Asia N.E.S.
Includes Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor, Gaza Strip and West Bank, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North), Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Lebanon, Macau (SAR of China), Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.

Europe N.E.S.
Includes Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and Yugoslavia.

Oceania N.E.S.
Includes American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territory, Guam, Johnston and Sand Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Midway Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, United States Pacific Islands n.i.e., Palau, Pitcairn, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wake Island and Wallis and Futuna.

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Includes Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America and Vietnam.

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Includes Brunei Darussalam, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Eurpoean Union (EU)
Includes Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Includes Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States of America.