5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Apr 2012 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/06/2012
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APRIL KEY POINTS
BALANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES
CREDITS (EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
DEBITS (IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES)
Revisions have been made to incorporate the latest data relating to international merchandise trade and information on capital goods that have changed ownership but have not yet crossed the customs frontier:
Table 17 summarises revisions to goods and services on a balance of payments basis, in original current price terms, since the last issue of this publication. In original terms, the revisions have:
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
An improvement to the seasonal adjustment methodology of the current price value of the 'coal, coke and briquettes' component has been introduced from July 2005 onwards. Previously the 'coal, coke and briquettes' component had only a length–of–month adjustment applied, which is maintained up to June 2005. This change in methodology will be closely monitored as part of our ongoing improvement program.
Adjustments have been made to the value of the 'metal ores and minerals', 'coal, coke and briquettes' and 'capital goods n.e.s.' components in the balance of payments series.
See the section Commodity value adjustment for details.
See the section Related releases for details.
For further information contact Selvi Sekhar on Canberra (02) 6252 5540 for Goods, and Lee Taylor on Canberra (02) 6252 6377 for Services.
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