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5625.0 - Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, Dec 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/03/2012   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 11
Sep Qtr 11 to Dec Qtr 11
Dec Qtr 10 to Dec Qtr 11
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates(a)
Total new capital expenditure
38 737
5.9
32.3
Buildings and structures
22 692
8.1
47.4
Equipment, plant and machinery
15 916
2.1
14.7
Seasonally adjusted(a)
Total new capital expenditure
37 915
-0.3
30.0
Buildings and structures
22 243
0.9
47.6
Equipment, plant and machinery
15 672
-2.1
11.1

(a) In volume terms

New Capital Expenditure, in volume terms
Graph: Total asset, total industry



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


ACTUAL EXPENDITURE (VOLUME TERMS)
  • The trend volume estimate for total new capital expenditure rose 5.9% in the December quarter 2011 while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.3%.
  • The trend volume estimate for buildings and structures rose 8.1% in the December quarter 2011 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.9%.
  • The trend volume estimate for equipment, plant and machinery rose 2.1% in the December quarter 2011 while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell 2.1%.


EXPECTED EXPENDITURE (CURRENT PRICE TERMS)
  • This issue includes the fifth estimate (Estimate 5) for 2011-12 and the first estimate (Estimate 1) for 2012-13.
  • Estimate 5 for 2011-12 is $164,153m. This is 27.0% higher than Estimate 5 for 2010-11. Estimate 5 is 0.7% lower than Estimate 4 for 2011-12.
  • Estimate 1 for 2012-13 is $172,887m. This is 28.2% higher than Estimate 1 for 2011-12.
  • See pages 7 to 10 for further commentary on expectations data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2012 31 May 2012
June 2012 30 August 2012
September 2012 29 November 2012
December 2012 28 February 2013



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

As happens each December quarter, the Survey of Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure produces expected capital expenditure data by state. These data are available from the Downloads tab of this issue on the ABS website.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Liz Bolzan on Sydney (02) 9268 4508.


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