Since the previous issue of this publication, revisions have been made to align with the data published in the September quarter 2016 issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0), released on 6 December 2016 and Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0), released on 7 December 2016. On an international merchandise trade basis, goods exports and imports have been revised back to April 2016.
The capital goods n.e.s. component of goods debits has been revised back to July 2016 since the release of the September 2016 issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0).
In original terms the revisions have decreased the deficit on goods and services for the three months to September 2016 by $180m.