1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2009  
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PRIVATE NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

  • Western Australia's private new capital expenditure, in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, was 7.3 billion in the June quarter 2009, up 6.5% from the previous quarter. Nationally, private new capital expenditure rose by 3.3%.

1 June key figures, Private New Capital Expenditure

Jun 09
Mar qtr 09 to Jun qtr 09
Jun qtr 08 to Jun qtr 09
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates(a)

Total new capital expenditure
7 152
0.3
14.5
Buildings & structures
5 191
1.3
29.3
Equipment, plant & machinery
1 948
-3.2
-12.8

Seasonally adjusted estimates(a)

Total new capital expenditure
7 276
6.5
21.3
Buildings & structures
5 274
7.4
42.8
Equipment, plant & machinery
2 002
4.3
-13.1

(a) In chain volume measures
Source: Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, cat. no. 5625.0.



  • In seasonally adjusted terms, investments in buildings and structures increased by 7.4% and accounted for $5.3 billion of the $7.3 billion in private new capital expenditure in the June quarter 2009.
  • Investment in equipment, plant and machinery increased to $2 billion (4.3%), in seasonally adjusted terms, over the same period.




  • In the June quarter 2009, the mining industry continued to account for a significant proportion (71%) of all private new capital investment in Western Australia (original data).
  • In original terms, new capital expenditure on mining was 11% higher,than in the previous quarter and 14% higher than in the same quarter of the previous year.

2 Private New Capital Expenditure, by industry - current prices: original

Mining
Manufacturing
Other
selected
industries
Total
Reference period
$m
$m
$m
$m

2007-2008
17111
1 653
4428
23191
2008-2009
22847
1 856
5677
30370
2008
June
4995
^445
1141
6580
2009
March
5143
446
^1149
6738
June
5710
^459
1917
8086

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
Source: Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, cat. no. 5625.0.



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