5372.0.55.001 - International Merchandise Trade: Confidential Commodities List, Jun 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/07/2013   
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CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE


METHOD FOR CONFIDENTIALISING EXPORTS DATA

The method used to confidentialise data for Exports of goods has changed. Data that have the confidentiality restrictions 'No commodity details' or 'No value details' are aggregated into a single confidential commodity code. For data prior to June 2013, these data are added back into the relevant state total and country total (i.e. these totals show the correct level of trade). From June 2013 these confidential data are not added back. Instead the confidential data are published as 'No country details' in the country totals and 'State not available for publication' in the state totals. Therefore, country and state totals from June 2013 may not represent the actual amount of trade in each country / state but only the trade in commodities without a 'No commodity details' or 'No value details' restriction. This change is necessary to ensure the confidentiality of data. This change will impact data in International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat.no. 5368.0) and on data available on a consultancy basis.