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


Trend
Seasonally adjusted


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

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
-5.8
-22.2
-0.1
-0.3
-21.1
-
Mining
2.1
11.2
0.1
0.7
13.0
-
Manufacturing
0.9
3.7
0.1
-0.5
3.4
-0.1
Electricity, gas and water supply
-1.1
-0.1
-
-2.8
-0.7
-0.1
Construction
2.0
8.3
0.1
2.5
10.8
0.2
Wholesale trade
0.7
1.9
-
0.5
1.5
-
Retail trade
1.6
5.1
0.1
2.4
5.2
0.1
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
1.5
3.7
-
2.2
4.2
-
Transport and storage
1.7
7.2
0.1
1.8
7.5
0.1
Communication services
1.8
6.8
0.1
1.6
6.3
-
Finance and insurance
1.5
5.6
0.1
2.3
5.9
0.2
Property and business services
0.8
3.5
0.1
-
3.3
-
Government administration and defence
0.9
4.0
-
1.2
4.2
-
Education
0.4
1.5
-
0.4
1.5
-
Health and community services
0.4
1.6
-
0.7
1.7
-
Cultural and recreational services
3.2
8.5
-
4.5
11.2
0.1
Personal and other services
1.4
5.4
-
1.9
6.4
-
Ownership of dwellings
0.9
3.7
0.1
1.0
3.8
0.1
Taxes less subsidies on products
1.1
3.1
0.1
1.7
3.2
0.1
Statistical discrepancy (P)
. .
. .
0.1
. .
. .
0.6
Gross domestic product
1.1
3.5
1.1
1.6
3.8
1.6

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



MARCH QUARTER

Summary Comments

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

  • The trend estimate fell by 5.8% (seasonally adjusted -0.3 %). Production was down 1.1%, with falls in non-cereal crops, livestock and other livestock products. Inputs also fell, down 2.1%, mainly due to lower seed and fodder costs.

Mining
  • The trend estimate was 2.1% higher. The seasonally adjusted estimate was 0.7% higher due to increased iron ore and coal production.

Manufacturing
  • The trend estimate increased by 0.9% (-0.5% seasonally adjusted). Seasonally adjusted, the main industries to increase were Other manufacturing (+3.6%), Printing, Publishing and recorded media (+3.0%) and Machinery and equipment (+1.8%). These rises were fully offset by falls in Textiles (-9.1%) and Wood and paper production (-5.9%).

Construction
  • The trend estimate increased by 2.0% while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose by 2.5%. Seasonally adjusted, the main contributor was higher Private sector non-dwelling construction activity.

Retail Trade
  • The trend estimate increased by 1.6% (seasonally adjusted 2.4%). The main growth came from Personal and Household good retailing.

Transport and Storage
  • The trend estimate increased by 1.7% while the seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 1.8%. The strongest growth, in seasonally adjusted terms, was in Transport services and storage (3.9%) and Air and Space (1.9%).