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Sources and methods - Quarterly

Australian System of National Accounts: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2020-21 financial year

14.112    Quarterly estimates for the acquisitions less disposals of non-produced non-financial assets are published at the national level and in the external account in the ABS publication, Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product. The sectoral dimension is published in the ABS publication, Australian National Accounts:  Finance and Wealth.

14.113    The table below outlines the data sources and methods used in the estimation of quarterly acquisitions less disposals of non-produced non-financial assets by sector in current prices only. Volume estimates are not calculated for acquisitions less disposals of non-produced non-financial assets.

Table 14.8 Quarterly capital — Acquisitions less disposals of non-produced non-financial assets
ItemCommnet
Non-residents
 An estimate of acquisitions less disposals of non-produced non-financial assets by non-residents is sourced directly from Balance of Payments statistics. The data included is for leases and the radio spectrum only.
Public sector
 Quarterly estimates of public sector acquisitions less disposals of non-produced non-financial assets are sourced from Government Finance Statistics. Data are derived from administrative sources such as the Commonwealth Department of Finance State government treasuries, ,  quarterly surveys of local government authorities, public non-financial corporations, and public universities.
Households
 Household acquisitions less disposals of non-produced non-financial assets are derived by identifying known transactions between the general government sector and household sector using data from Government Finance Statistics.
Private non-financial corporations
 Quarterly estimates of private non-financial corporations acquisitions less disposals of non-produced non-financial assets are derived residually, as the difference between the total acquisitions less disposals of non-produced non-financial assets for non-residents, general government, public non-financial corporations and households.
Private financial corporations
 Not compiled due to the lack of data available.