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8301.0.55.003 - Manufacturing Production, Monthly, Jan 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/03/2010   
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EXPLANATORY NOTES


INTRODUCTION

1 This publication presents estimates of production of selected manufacturing commodities for Australia.


SCOPE AND COVERAGE

2 Data presented in this publication are collected from ABS surveys of manufacturing production.

3 Production statistics sourced from ABS manufacturing production surveys are not collected from single establishment manufacturing businesses with fewer than four persons employed, nor from establishments predominantly engaged in non-manufacturing activities but which may carry out some manufacturing in a minor way. However, in general, the contribution of these small producers to statistical aggregates is only marginal, and data contained in this publication provide reliable information for the evaluation of movements in commodity production.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

4 ABS publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated: without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.


RELATED PUBLICATIONS

5 Other ABS publications which may be of interest are:

      Australian Industry (cat.no. 8155.0)
      Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Australia (cat.no. 8226.0)
      Manufacturing Industry, Australia (cat.no. 8221.0)
      Manufacturing Production, Australia (cat. no. 8301.0.55.001)
      Pre-mixed Concrete Production, Preliminary (cat.no.8301.0.55.002)


ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

6 More detailed breakdowns and other commodity items collected by the ABS are available on request for a charge.

7 Items for which additional production data are available are:

8 Monthly
      Plasterboard
      Pre-mixed concrete
      Water heaters

9 Quarterly
      Beer
      Cars and station wagons
      Clay bricks (for structural purposes)
      Clay bricks (for other than structural purposes)
      Concrete bricks, blocks and pavers
      Electricity
      Hosiery
      Gas
      Portland cement and cement clinkers
      Roofing tiles
      Textile floor coverings
      Women's footwear
      Women's and girls' undergarments

10 Annual
      Flour
      Men's and children's footwear
      Semi-trailers

11 Discontinued items for which historical production data are available are:

12 Half-yearly
      Lawn mowers
      Malt

13 Annual
      Cotton broadwoven fabric
      Man-made fibre broadwoven fabric
      Selected clothing
          Brassieres
          Knitted cardigans and jumpers
          Knitted sweatshirts and sloppy-joes
          Knitted underwear
          Long jeans
          Men's and boys' shirts
          Men's and boys' shorts
          Men's and boys' trousers
          Men's and boys' woven coats, blazers and jackets
          Men's complete suits
          Men's industrial overalls
          Sleepwear
          Swimwear
          Tracksuits and sweatsuits
          Women's and girls' overalls, slacks and other long trousers
          Women's and girls' shirts and blouses
          Women's and girls' woven coats, blazers and jackets
      Synthetic fibre yarn
      Wool broadwoven fabric
      Wool yarn

14 For further information, please contact Wendy Hardy on Adelaide (08) 8237 7653.

15 The value of sales for commodities produced (classified in accordance with the Manufacturing Input-Output Commodity Classification, ANZSIC 1993 basis) is available on request for a charge, as a historical time series (2001-02 to 2005-06) from the discontinued Manufacturing Industry publication (Cat No. 8221.0). For further information, please contact Phillip Lui on Sydney (02) 9268 4269.


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