5489.0 - International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2015  
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8.1 Quantity is an important dimension of international merchandise trade statistics. It is essential for various policy and analytical purposes including for the planning of transport infrastructure, the compilation of energy, agricultural and commodity statistics, assessing the impact of international trade on the environment, verifying trade values and compiling trade volume and price indexes.

8.2 This section will describe quantity measurement in Australia's international merchandise trade statistics, how the unit of quantity for a commodity is determined, the relationship between quantity and gross weight and the difference between unit values and price indexes.