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Other industries (COFOG-A 046)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.84.

Other industries (COFOG-A 046) consists of government expenditure on other industries. This category is further classified into:

  • distributive trades, storage and warehousing (COFOG-A 0461);
  • hotels and restaurants (COFOG-A 0462);
  • tourism (COFOG-A 0463); and
  • multipurpose development projects (COFOG-A 0464).

Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (COFOG-A 0461)

A1C.85.

Distributive trades, storage and warehousing (COFOG-A 0461) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services concerning the distributive trade and the storage and warehousing industry;
  • the supervision and regulation of wholesale and retail trade (licensing, sales practices, labelling of packaged food and other goods intended for household consumption, inspection of scales and other weighing machines, etc.) and of the storage and warehousing industry (including licensing and control of government-bonded warehouses, etc.);
  • the administration of price control and rationing schemes operating through retailers or wholesalers regardless of the type of goods involved or intended consumer; administration and provision of food and other such subsidies to the general public;
  • the production and dissemination of information to the trade and to the public on prices, on the availability of goods and on other aspects of the distributive trade and the storage and warehousing industry; compilation and publication of statistics on the distributive trade and the storage and warehousing industry; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the distributive trade and the storage and warehousing industry.

Includes: Consumer interest and protection affairs; regulation of weights and measures including metric conversion; inspection of wholesale or retail shops; provision and operation of storage facilities such as grain elevators, bulk sugar terminals and wool stores; distribution and storage of agricultural produce.

Excludes: Administration of price and other controls applied to the producer (classified according to function); food and other such subsidies applicable to particular population groups or individuals (classified to the appropriate class of COFOG-A 10); distribution of town gas (classified to petroleum and natural gas (COFOG-A 0432)).

Hotels and restaurants (COFOG-A 0462)

A1C.86.

Hotels and restaurants (COFOG-A 0462) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services concerning construction, extension, improvement, operation and maintenance of hotels and restaurants;
  • the supervision and regulation of hotel and restaurant operations (regulations governing prices, cleanliness and sales practices, hotel and restaurant licensing, etc.);
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on hotel and restaurant affairs and services; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the construction, operation, maintenance or upgrading of hotels and restaurants.

Includes: Liquor control commissions.

Tourism (COFOG-A 0463)

A1C.87.

Tourism (COFOG-A 0463) consists of

  • the administration of tourism affairs and services; promotion and development of tourism; liaison with the transport, hotel and restaurant industries and other industries benefitting from the presence of tourists;
  • the operation of tourist offices both at home and abroad, etc.; organisation of advertising campaigns including the production and dissemination of promotional literature and the like; and
  • compilation and publication of statistics on tourism.

Includes: Tourism information offices; national, regional or local celebrations intended chiefly to attract tourists.

Excludes: National parks and wildlife services (classified to protection of biodiversity and landscape (COFOG-A 0541)); caravan parks and camping grounds (classified to recreational and sporting services (COFOG-A 0811)); bus transportation connected with tourism (classified to urban bus transport (COFOG-A 1121) or non-urban bus transport (COFOG-A 1122)).

Multipurpose development projects (COFOG-A 0464)

A1C.88.

Multipurpose development projects (COFOG-A 0464) includes projects that typically comprise integrated facilities for generation of power, flood control, irrigation, navigation and recreation. This category consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services concerning construction, extension, improvement, operation and maintenance of multipurpose projects;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on multipurpose development project affairs and services; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the construction, operation, maintenance or upgrading of multipurpose development projects.

Excludes: Projects with one main function and other functions that are secondary (classified according to main function); construction of community centres, multipurpose halls and civic centres mainly used for recreation and cultural pursuits (classified to community centres and halls (COFOG-A 0891)).