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8301.0 - Production of Selected Construction Materials, Jan 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/02/2012   
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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 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)
      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

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

7 Items for which additional production data are available are:

8 Monthly
      Pre-mixed concrete

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

10 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).

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


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