OECD WPTGS 2010 Linking Business Register and Trade Data CHARACTERISTICS OF AUSTRALIAN EXPORTERS
Overview The publication Selected results Methodology Issues
Annual publication 10 tables in the publication 4 tables in spreadsheet format Of the 10 publication tables: 8 relate to exporters of goods 1 relates to exporters of services 1 relates to total exporters The publication
The publication (continued) Tables include Number of goods and services exporters by the value range of their exports Number of goods exporters by: the value range of their exports and the number of their export transactions the industry of exporter, by industry of origin of the exported commodity and business size
Number of locations of goods exporters by state Number and value of goods exporters by country of destination Number and value of services exporters by type of service The publication (continued) Tables include
2008-09Change No.% Goods exporters43,2590.4 Service exporters3,422-4.3 Total exporters45,581-0.1 Selected results Number of exporting businesses Exporters of both goods and services = 1,100
Selected results (continued) Goods exporters with total value of exports worth $100m or more in 2008-09: Less than 1% of the total number Contributed 83% by value to total goods exports. Services exporters with total value of services exports worth $100m or more in 2008-09: 1% of the total number Contributed 20% by value to total services exports
Selected results (continued) Goods exporters with total value of exports less than $100,000 in 2008-09: 67% of the total number Contributed less than 1% by value to total goods exports. Goods exporters in the Mining industry in 2008- 09: 1% of the total number Contributed 48% by value to total goods exports.
Selected results (continued) During 2008-09, 20,191 (47%) of goods exporters lodged only 1 or 2 export transactions The total value of their goods exports was $1b (less than 1% of total goods exports). Mining had the highest correlation (83%) between the industry that produced the commodity and the industry which exported the final product.
Methodology Key is Australian Business Number (ABN): ABN recorded on: Customs lodgements Businesses selected in the Survey of International Trade in Services ABS Business Register which includes: –Name, address and industry details from the Australian Business Register –Sizing information derived from Taxation information
Issues What is an exporter? Excludes exporters of low value goods transactions Excludes businesses earlier in the export change –May consider themselves as exporting Excludes services delivered by businesses to tourists (GATS mode of supply 2) May double count businesses with more than one ABN Coverage of the Survey of International Trade in Services
Issues (continued) Break in time series between 2005-06 and 2006- 07 Due to improved recording of Australian Business Number on Customs lodgements Result of new computer system Two industry measures Industry of origin of the commodity Industry of the exporting business
Issues (continued) Two state measures State of origin of the commodity –Complex to identify with multistage processing often in different areas / states State of location of a business –Businesses can operate in different states but based on head office Business size Differs from standard criteria used in other ABS business outputs
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