5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
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MAIN FEATURES PRODUCTION CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Trend
Seasonally adjusted
% change Dec 08 to Mar 09
% change Mar 08 to Mar 09
% points contribution to growth in GDP Dec 08 to Mar 09
% change Dec 08 to Mar 09
% change Mar 08 to Mar 09
% points contribution to growth in GDP Dec 08 to Mar 09

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
4.8
20.2
0.1
-2.4
15.2
-0.1
Mining
-0.2
1.6
-
-1.5
1.5
-0.1
Manufacturing
-3.3
-7.9
-0.3
-3.3
-9.0
-0.3
Electricity, gas and water supply
0.9
4.6
-
1.7
4.2
-
Construction
-0.8
1.3
-0.1
-2.4
-0.1
-0.2
Wholesale trade
-2.2
-3.7
-0.1
-2.1
-3.5
-0.1
Retail trade
0.7
1.3
-
0.8
1.3
-
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
-
-1.2
-
-0.1
-1.6
-
Transport and storage
-1.5
-2.0
-0.1
-2.4
-1.9
-0.1
Communication services
-0.3
-1.2
-
0.2
-1.4
-
Finance and insurance
0.2
0.2
-
-0.5
-0.1
-
Property and business services
-2.8
-3.8
-0.3
-2.7
-3.6
-0.3
Government administration and defence
1.2
1.6
-
4.1
3.2
0.2
Education
0.3
1.4
-
0.4
1.5
-
Health and community services
1.0
3.3
0.1
1.1
2.7
0.1
Cultural and recreational services
-1.1
0.7
-
-2.7
-0.1
-
Personal and other services
0.1
1.5
-
-
1.5
-
Ownership of dwellings
0.7
2.8
0.1
0.7
2.8
0.1
Taxes less subsidies on products
-0.2
-1.4
-
-0.1
-1.4
-
Statistical discrepancy (P)
. .
. .
0.5
. .
. .
1.3
Gross domestic product
-0.1
0.3
-0.1
0.4
0.4
0.4

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

MARCH QUARTER

Summary Comments

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • The trend estimate of Gross value added rose by 4.8% (seasonally adjusted down 2.4%).

Retail Trade
  • The trend estimate increased by 0.7%. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose by 0.8%.

Wholesale Trade
  • The trend estimate fell by 2.2%. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 2.1%. Wholesale trade is heavily influenced by the level of imports for the quarter.

Construction
  • The trend estimate decreased by 0.8%. The seasonally adjusted estimate was down 2.4%.

Manufacturing
  • The trend estimate fell 3.3% and the seasonally adjusted estimate also decreased 3.3%. In seasonally adjusted terms, the only rise was in Food, beverage and tobacco (up 2.2%). The main decreases were Non-metallic mineral products (down 8.3%), Wood and paper products (down 6.3%), Textile, clothing and footwear (down 6.2%), Metal products (down 5.2%), and Machinery and equipment (down 4.8%).

Property and business services
  • The trend estimate decreased by 2.8%, while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 2.7%.