Flour Millers' Sales (Survey of)

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    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    Collection is conducted to meet internal and funding client needs.

    PURPOSE
    To collect quantity of sales/transfers out of flour, dissected into nine categories of destination (export vs local use) and end use (local use only). Total domestic disposition of flour is required for compilation of the Apparent Consumption of Foodstuffs series.

    SCOPE
    Population is defined by the client: all Enterprise Groups engaged (whether as their primary or secondary activity) in manufacture of wheaten flour.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    Commodity (sales) collection conducted within Integrated Economic Statistics framework

    Main outputs
    Aggregate data of sales/transfers out of flour dissected by categories of destination/end use.

    Classifications
    Items collected are dissection of an ANZSCC item. From 1998-99 cycle the collection is adopting the Australian & New Zealand Standard Commodity Classification (ANZSCC), replacing the now superseded Australian Standard Commodity Classification (ASCC).

    Other concepts (summary)
    Data are collected at Enterprise Group level, using population defined by the client

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    1. National & State/Territory\1.01 Australia

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    Data are only available for Australia as a whole.

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Annually

    Frequency comments
    User funded collection; continuation depends on funding but is expected to be annual.

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    Data were collected by the Bread Research Institute (BRI), an industry funded body, for reference years 1976-77 to 1992-93. The ABS had access to this series to obtain data needed to measure apparent consumption of flour. As a result of various concerns, the industry body approached ABS in 1995 about commissioning it in lieu of the BRI to conduct the survey. Funding commitments were given. By that stage ABS did not regard collection of 1993-94 data as feasible, but agreed to collect 1994-95 and 1995-96 data on the one form. Collection has continued annually since then. From 1998-99 cycle the collection is adopting the Australian & New Zealand Standard Commodity Classification (ANZSCC), replacing the now superseded Australian Standard Commodity Classification (ASCC).

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Aggregate data relating to each available item are provided to the client. These data are available for dissemination to other parties upon payment of standard dissemination charges.


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    10/03/2003 05:16 PM