5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Jan 2009
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/03/2009
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JANUARY KEY POINTS
BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
Revisions were made to the merchandise trade data for the previous six months to incorporate the latest available data. In original terms, the balance of payments capital goods n.e.s. debits component was revised for October to December 2008 to account for progressive payments made for some goods that have not yet crossed the Customs border. There were no other revisions to the balance of payments series in original terms. However, the seasonally adjusted and trend estimates have been revised due to the use of concurrent seasonal adjustment.
PRELIMINARY GOODS DEBITS
As advised in the January 2009 issue of International Merchandise Trade, Australia (cat. no. 5439.0), the preliminary estimate of balance of payments goods debits (imports) for January 2009 was released on the ABS web site on 24 February 2009 as an additional note on that issue.
GOODS DEBITS CONFIDENTIALITY
The confidentiality treatment described in the December 2008 issue of this publication is continued in this issue. This treatment impacts on the civil aircraft, capital goods n.e.s. and other merchandise goods components from September 2008.
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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