5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Apr 2010  
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The May 2010 issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0) and the June quarter 2010 issue of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia (cat. no. 5302.0) will introduce a change of treatment for the civil aircraft component. A new component 'Civil aircraft and confidentialised items' will be introduced. It will include Civil aircraft for all periods, and from July 2008 will include all commodities subject to a 'no commodity details' or 'no value details' restriction. This change will affect the statistics presented in Capital goods n.e.s. from December 2008 and Other merchandise goods for July and August 2008, but will not revise the total value of goods debits.

All civil aircraft have been confidentialised since December 2008, and therefore the components making up the 'Civil aircraft and confidentialised items' series will not be available at a lower level on a balance of payments basis.

This will not change the presentation of the Civil aircraft series in this publication.