1407.0.55.002 - ABS.Stat - Beta: Web Services User Guide , 2013  
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What is SDMX?

SDMX stands for Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange - the electronic exchange of statistical information. It is an initiative that aims to foster common standards and guidelines for the exchange and sharing of statistical data and metadata, where the two are presented together, with an emphasis on aggregated data. Metadata gives context to the data exchanged, so information is immediately understandable and more useful than if it was presented without the relevant metadata. SDMX can be used within and between national statistical offices, central banks, ministries and other bodies, both nationally and internationally.

Common standards and guidelines created by SDMX enable easy access to statistical data and makes data more comparable, more meaningful and generally more usable.

(For more information about SDMX please refer to the SDMX website).