The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s official statistical organisation and is committed to assisting and encouraging informed decision-making, research and discussion within governments, business and the community. The ABS strives to remain relevant to national needs by collecting the right sort of data, processing it to world-leading standards and delivering information solutions to our many clients. The ABS produces a broad range of social and economic statistics including Input-Output tables for Australia which are part of the Australian national accounts, complementing the quarterly and annual series of national income, expenditure and product aggregates.
The Australian IO Tables provide detailed information about the supply and use of products in the Australian economy and about the structure of and inter-relationships between Australian industries. With the release of the 2005-06 IO Tables the ABS has completed 21 input-output tables for Australia with the first set of tables produced for 1958-59. The ABS now produces the IO tables on an annual basis with a release date approximately three years after the reference period. The 2006-07 IO tables for Australia are expected to be released in November 2010 and will be the first set of tables to incorporate changes to the System of National Accounts (SNA08) and a new industry classification (ANZSIC06).
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