5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Apr 2011 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/06/2011
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APRIL KEY POINTS
BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
Revisions have been made to incorporate the latest data relating to international merchandise trade. The international trade in goods and services on a balance of payments basis, goods debits series have been revised for the 6 months to March 2011. There were no other revisions to the balance of payments basis series in original terms.
Table 17 summarises revisions to goods and services on a balance of payments basis, in original current price terms, since the last issue of this publication. In original terms, the revisions have:
The revised goods debits data aligns with the data published in the March quarter 2011 issues of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position (cat. no. 5302.0) and Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0).
Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised due to the incorporation of the revisions and estimates for the latest month.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Following advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the description of 'Myanmar' has been changed to 'Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar)'. This change has been included in time series spreadsheet tables 14a, 14b, 36a to 36j and 37a to 37h and in the country data for the complete merchandise trade time series (i.e. data from January 1988). The ordering of countries has been affected for all country tables.
IRON ORE AND COAL PRICES
Adjustments have been made to the value of the 'metal ores and minerals' component in the balance of payments series. See the section Commodity prices adjustment for details.
Related recent and upcoming releases are detailed in the Related releases section.
IMPACT OF NATURAL DISASTERS
The collection and processing of data included in this publication were not disrupted by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. See the section Impact of natural disasters for details.
For further information contact Selvi Sekhar on Canberra (02) 6252 5540 for Goods, and Lee Taylor on Canberra (02) 6252 6377 for Services.
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