5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Jan 2010
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/03/2010
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JANUARY KEY POINTS
BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
Revisions have been made to incorporate the latest available data relating to merchandise trade. There were no revisions to the balance of payments series in original terms.
The publication Characteristics of Australian Exporters, 2008-09 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.006) will be released on 26 March 2010. This publication will analyse the number and characteristics of Australia's exporters. Estimates of exporters of merchandise trade are compiled from data sourced from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and from the Australian Taxation Office's Australian Business Register. Estimates on exporters of services are compiled largely from the ABS Survey of International Trade in Services.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
CHANGES TO STATISTICS PRESENTED ON AN ANZSIC BASIS
From this issue, there will be changes to the availability of merchandise trade industry statistics.
The changes will affect merchandise trade data available by subscription or on an ad hoc basis:
For further details about the introduction of ANZSIC06 and information on concordances, refer to the Information paper: Changes to International Trade in Goods Industry Statistics, July 2009 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.011).
These changes will not change the statistics presented on a Balance of Payments basis nor result in revisions to the total value of goods and services credits and debits.
For further information contact Selvi Sekhar on Canberra (02) 6252 5540 for Goods, and Karen McGuigan on Canberra (02) 6252 5415 for Services.
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