Cessation of monthly International Trade in Services statistics
The ABS reviews and makes changes to the Forward Work Program to ensure it continues to appropriately measure the Australian economy, environment and society. As outlined in the ABS Corporate Plan, the increasing appreciation of the value of data is generating significant additional demand for services of the ABS. As the growth in opportunities exceeds the capacity of the ABS, statistical outputs are prioritised. As a result of prioritisation, International Trade in Services data will no longer be available in this monthly publication, from the September 2023 reference month release.
International Trade in Services data will continue to be available quarterly in the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia publication.
More detailed information about changes to this monthly publication will be included as part of the August 2023 reference month release.