Objective 5.1

Services statistics capture the trends, contribution and competitiveness of the sector

Action 5.1A

The Government will undertake regular services exports surveys and produce a national dataset, including earnings of Australian foreign affiliates.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Industry
recommendation/s
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Government response
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4A

The Australian Government should provide ongoing funding for the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to undertake regular services exports surveys and produce a national dataset, including earnings of Australian foreign affiliates.

Agreed

Progress to date

The Australian Outwards Foreign Affiliates Survey for 2018-19 was released on 10 September 2020 providing much sought-after information on international sales of Australian majority-owned enterprises. The previous such survey was conducted in 2002-03.