Australian Bureau of Statistics
5362.0.55.001 - A Guide to Australian Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Statistics, 2004
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RELATIONSHIP TO THE NATIONAL ACCOUNTS
NATIONAL ACCOUNTS STATISTICS
The uses of the statistics included in the ASNA mainly arise from the role of the national accounts as a framework for evaluating economic performance.
A central set of accounts is related to the economic functions of production, consumption and accumulation of wealth:
The national accounts provide a comprehensive and systematic set of statistics for the Australian economy, detailing the economic transactions, the levels of assets and liabilities of the nation, and changes in those levels. Each of the above accounts includes a sub-account for international transactions or levels (ie an external account), which is derived from the BOP or IIP.
The main accounts in the external account are the:
More information can be found in Australian National Accounts : Concepts, Sources and Methods (ABS Cat. No. 5216.0).
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