5331.0 - Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, Concepts, Sources and Methods, 1998  
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Provides a comprehensive description of the concepts and structure of the Australian balance of payments and international investment position statistics compiled under new international statistical standards and of the data sources and methods used to compile these statistics. Explains what the statistics measure, how they relate to other economic series, how they are produced, where they are published and describes the factors influencing their accuracy and reliability. Provides background information that will assist users in analysing and interpreting the statistics and identifies emerging issues in this field of statistics.

Note: See also 5351.0.

Abbreviations and other usages
ABS publications referred to in this publication
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Conceptual framework
Chapter 3. Classifications
Chapter 4. Publication
Chapter 5. Data sources and methods
Chapter 6. Current account - goods
Chapter 7. Current account - services
Chapter 8. Current account - income
Chapter 9. Current account - transfers
Chapter 10. Capital account
Chapter 11. Financial account and international investment position
Chapter 12. Direct investment
Chapter 13. Portfolio investment
Chapter 14. Other investment and reserve assets
Chapter 15. Data quality
Chapter 16. The balance of payments and relationship to the national accounts
Chapter 17. Classification by partner country
Chapter 18. Emerging issues
Appendix 1. Data sources used in the compilation of balance of payments components
Appendix 2. Selected data models used in the compilation of balance of payments components