5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Dec 2007  
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MAIN FEATURES PRODUCTION CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Trend
Seasonally adjusted


% change
Sep 07
to Dec 07
% change
Dec 06
to Dec 07
% points contribution
to growth in GDP
Sep 07 to Dec 07
% change
Sep 07
to Dec 07
% change
Dec 06
to Dec 07
% points contribution
to growth in GDP
Sep 07 to Dec 07

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
3.8
0.2
0.1
-2.2
0.8
-
Mining
-0.5
-1.4
-
0.9
-1.6
0.1
Manufacturing
0.6
2.2
0.1
1.4
1.7
0.1
Electricity, gas and water supply
0.7
-0.4
-
-1.7
-2.3
-
Construction
-0.4
2.4
-
-1.3
1.8
-0.1
Wholesale trade
0.5
2.4
-
1.1
2.5
-
Retail trade
1.3
5.5
0.1
1.5
6.1
0.1
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
-0.1
1.6
-
-0.9
1.0
-
Transport and storage
0.6
5.0
-
-0.1
4.8
-
Communication services
1.8
8.5
-
2.0
7.9
0.1
Finance and insurance
2.9
15.0
0.2
0.9
14.2
0.1
Property and business services
0.7
4.3
0.1
-0.6
3.2
-0.1
Government administration and defence
0.8
2.0
-
0.9
3.9
-
Education
0.4
1.6
-
0.4
1.6
-
Health and community services
0.7
3.7
-
-0.1
3.1
-
Cultural and recreational services
0.6
2.8
-
1.9
2.6
-
Personal and other services
1.2
5.4
-
0.8
5.6
-
Ownership of dwellings
0.9
3.5
0.1
1.0
3.6
0.1
Taxes less subsidies on products
0.4
2.4
-
0.6
2.7
0.1
Statistical discrepancy (P)
. .
. .
-
. .
. .
0.2
Gross domestic product
0.8
3.9
0.8
0.6
3.9
0.6

. . not applicable
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



DECEMBER QUARTER

Summary Comments

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

  • The trend estimate of Gross value added increased by 3.8% (seasonally adjusted down 2.2%), driven in seasonally adjusted terms by a fall of 0.8% in agricultural production and an increase in inputs of 0.7%.

Mining
  • The trend estimate decreased by 0.5%. The seasonally adjusted estimate was up 0.9% with increases in metal ores.

Manufacturing
  • The trend estimate rose 0.6% and the seasonally adjusted estimate was up 1.4%. In seasonally adjusted terms, rises in Metal products (up 6.1%), Machinery & equipment (up 5.2%) and Printing, publishing and recorded media (up 3.5%) drove the result. Food, beverage & tobacco (down 4.7%), Textile, clothing and footwear (down 6.4%) and Wood and paper products (down 3.8%) all detracted from growth.

Retail Trade
  • The trend estimate increased by 1.3%. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 1.5% with strong growth in personal and household good retailing (up 2.2%) and motor vehicle retailing and services (up 1.4%).

Construction
  • The trend estimate fell by 0.4%. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 1.3% with falls in non-residential building.

Property and business services
  • The trend estimate increased by 0.7% and the seasonally adjusted estimate decreased by 0.6%. Lower business services was the main driver of the result.