5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Mar 2009
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/05/2009
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MARCH 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 and international trade in services. In original terms, these revisions have:
CHANGES TO INFORMATION PAPER
The Information paper: Changes to international trade in goods industry statistics, July 2009 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.011) released on 18 December 2008 described changes to industry statistics being implemented in the July 2009 issue of this publication. Available with the information paper were correspondences between the relevant industry and commodity classifications. Since the release of the information paper one change has been made to the correspondences in Tables 1 and 2 and one industry code has been removed from Table 5. The updated tables are available from the Downloads tab of the information paper.
AVAILABILITY OF RELATED DATA
Commentary summarising the country breakdown for Australia's major trading partners for the calendar year 2008 will not be available in this issue due to the delay in the release of services calendar year data. As advised in the February 2009 issue, the services time series data cube Table 9 is available in this issue but other related data cubes will be released on 17 June 2009 (not 19 June as previously advised).
The Information paper: Revisions to international standards in monthly international trade in goods and services statistics from August 2009 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.012) will be released on 4 June 2009. This paper outlines the changes to the international standards and the impact on the presentation of statistics in International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0). It also describes the background to the changes, timing of the proposed changes and provides mock-ups of the proposed publications and the related spreadsheets.
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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