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8301.0 - Production of Selected Construction Materials, Aug 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/09/2012   
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EXPLANATORY NOTES


INTRODUCTION

1 This publication presents estimates of production of selected manufactured construction materials 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 collected from businesses believed to be engaged in pre-mixed concrete manufacturing or the manufacture of other selected commodities in Australia.

4 In July 2012 additional businesses were added to the Production pre-mixed concrete survey to improve the coverage of the collection. The impact of this increase in coverage was back cast to July 2011 resulting in a break in the pre-mixed concrete time series between June 2011 and July 2011. The impact of the change in coverage was an upward increase in pre-mixed concrete production of approximately 3.5% per month at the Australia level between July 2011 and June 2012.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

5 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

6 Other ABS publications which may be of interest are:

      Australian Industry (cat. no. 8155.0)
      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)
      Manufacturing Production, Monthly (cat. no. 8301.0.55.003)


ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

7 More detailed breakdowns collected by the ABS are available on request for a charge.

8 Items for which additional production data are available are:

9 Monthly
      Pre-mixed concrete

10 Quarterly
      Clay bricks (for structural purposes)
      Clay bricks (for other than structural purposes)
      Concrete bricks, blocks and pavers
      Terracotta and concrete roofing tiles

11 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).

12 For further information, please contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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