5302.0 - Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, Sep 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/12/2006   
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As explained in the Main Features of 5302.0 that was published on 5 December 2006, the annual ratios were suppressed.

These data have been released on 6/12/2006.

Ratios of current account and international investment measures to both annual and annualised (i.e. four quarter moving average ending on the reference quarter) GDP are normally presented in Table 35. The updated annual GDP benchmarks released on 1 November 2006 in the Australian System of National Accounts, 2005-06 (cat. no. 5204.0) have been used in the annual ratios presented in this issue. These benchmarks will be incorporated into the quarterly national accounts with the September quarter 2006 issue of Australian National Accounts: National Income and Expenditure (cat. no. 5206.0) to be released on 6 December 2006.

The introduction of these benchmarks will change the level of the quarterly GDP used in the annualised ratios.

Therefore, annualised ratios using the currently available quarterly GDP would be inconsistent with the annual ratios and have been suppressed in this issue. Table 35 in the Time Series data released in conjunction with this publication will be updated with the release of the quarterly national accounts.