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5625.0 - Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/05/2009   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 09
Dec Qtr 08 to Mar Qtr 09
Mar Qtr 08 to Mar Qtr 09
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates(a)
Total new capital expenditure
23 932
-0.7
10.3
Buildings & structures
12 217
4.4
27.6
Equipment, plant & machinery
11 799
-5.3
-2.9
Seasonally adjusted(a)
Total new capital expenditure
22 959
-8.9
6.8
Buildings & structures
11 817
-4.7
21.2
Equipment, plant & machinery
11 377
-10.8
-4.9

(a) In volume terms.



New Capital Expenditure, in volume terms
Graph: New Capital Expenditure in Volume Terms



MARCH KEY POINTS


ACTUAL EXPENDITURE (VOLUME TERMS)
  • The trend estimate for total new capital expenditure (in volume terms) fell 0.7% in the March quarter 2009 while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell 8.9%.
  • The trend estimate for buildings and structures rose 4.4% this quarter while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell 4.7%.
  • The equipment, plant and machinery trend volume estimate fell 5.3% in the March quarter 2009. In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate fell 10.8%.


EXPECTED EXPENDITURE (CURRENT PRICE TERMS)
  • This issue includes the sixth estimate for 2008-09 and the second estimate for 2009-10.
  • Estimate 6 for 2008-09 is $99,259m. This is 13.2% higher than Estimate 6 for 2007-08. Estimate 6 is 0.5% lower than Estimate 5 for 2008-09.
  • Estimate 2 for 2009-10 is $76,925m. This is 11.7% lower than the second estimate for 2008-09.
  • See pages 6 to 9 for further commentary on expectations data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2009 27 August 2009
September 2009 26 November 2009
December 2009 25 February 2010
March quarter 2010 27 May 2010



REVISIONS IN THIS ISSUE

The December quarter 2008 estimate for capital expenditure has been revised upwards $445 million or 1.6% in original terms. The revision was due to errors in processing the December quarter estimates. Within the total revision equipment, plant and machinery has been revised downwards by $193 million or 1.4% and buildings and structures has been revised upwards by $639 million or 4.5%. Mining was subject to the largest revision.


INQUIRIES

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