1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2007  
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PRIVATE NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

In the September 2006 quarter, the South Australian chain volume (trend) estimate of private new capital expenditure increased by 1.5% to $1,195m. Expenditure on equipment, plant and machinery decreased by 2.6% to $757m, while expenditure on buildings and structures increased by 9.5% to $438m. For the same period, private new capital expenditure for Australia decreased by 1.1% to $18,383m.

Comparing September 2006 quarter with September 2005 quarter, South Australia's total private new capital expenditure increased by 8.8%. Expenditure on equipment, plant and machinery fell by 6.1%; expenditure on buildings and structures grew by 49.5%. Nationally, total private new capital expenditure increased by 10.4%.

PRIVATE NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE, Trend,
Chain volume measures, South Australia
Graph: Private new capital expenditure, trend, chain volume measures, South Australia
Source: Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0)