5489.0 - International Merchandise Trade, Australia, Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2001  
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Provides a comprehensive description of the concepts underlying Australian international merchandise trade statistics and the data sources and methods used to compile these statistics. Explains what the statistics measure, how they relate to other economic series, how they are produced, where they are published and the factors influencing their accuracy and reliability. Provides background information that will assist users in analysing and interpreting the statistics and identifies emerging issues in this field of statistics.

List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Conceptual Framework
Chapter 3. Data Definitions and Treatments
Chapter 4. Classifications
Chapter 5. Data Sources and Methods
Chapter 6. Data Confidentiality
Chapter 7. Data Dissemination
Chapter 8. Data Quality
Chapter 9. Relationship to Other Statistics
Chapter 10. Emerging Issues
List of References