5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
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MAIN FEATURES PRODUCTION CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Trend
Seasonally adjusted
% change Jun 08 to Sep 08
% change Sep 07 to Sep 08
% points contribution to growth in GDP Jun 08 to Sep 08
% change Jun 08 to Sep 08
% change Sep 07 to Sep 08
% points contribution to growth in GDP Jun 08 to Sep 08

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
1.2
7.1
-
14.2
10.8
0.3
Mining
1.0
4.9
0.1
0.7
6.3
0.1
Manufacturing
0.1
3.5
-
-1.0
2.9
-0.1
Electricity, gas and water supply
0.1
0.4
-
0.8
-0.8
-
Construction
1.0
4.6
0.1
0.9
3.8
0.1
Wholesale trade
0.6
3.0
-
-0.1
3.1
-
Retail trade
-0.1
1.3
-
0.1
1.3
-
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
-0.7
-2.9
-
0.4
-2.5
-
Transport and storage
0.4
4.3
-
-3.0
2.4
-0.1
Communication services
-
2.3
-
0.9
2.7
-
Finance and insurance
-1.1
-1.7
-0.1
-1.5
-2.1
-0.1
Property and business services
1.2
6.1
0.1
-0.8
4.6
-0.1
Government administration and defence
-0.2
0.2
-
1.7
2.7
0.1
Education
0.3
1.4
-
0.4
1.5
-
Health and community services
0.6
2.6
-
0.6
2.4
-
Cultural and recreational services
1.5
4.0
-
3.5
6.6
0.1
Personal and other services
0.1
2.6
-
-1.9
0.4
-
Ownership of dwellings
0.7
2.6
0.1
0.7
2.7
0.1
Taxes less subsidies on products
-0.7
-1.1
-0.1
-0.9
-1.2
-0.1
Statistical discrepancy (P)
. .
. .
-0.1
. .
. .
-0.1
Gross domestic product
0.2
2.0
0.2
0.1
1.9
0.1

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



SEPTEMBER QUARTER

Summary Comments

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • The trend estimate of Gross value added rose by 1.2% (seasonally adjusted up 14.2%). This was driven by a rise of 1.2% in Agriculture with Forestry and fishing flat (0.0%)

Mining
  • The trend estimate increased by 1.0%. The seasonally adjusted estimate was up 0.7%. Coal and Metal mining were the largest contributors to growth.

Manufacturing
  • The trend estimate rose 0.1% while the seasonally adjusted estimate decreased 1.0%. In seasonally adjusted terms, the largest rises were in Metal products (3.2%), and Wood and paper (1.5%). These increases were more than offset by Printing, publishing and recorded media (down 7.7%), Textile, clothing and footwear (down 9.3%) and Non-metallic minerals manufacturing (down 5.9%).

Retail Trade
  • The trend estimate decreased by 0.1%. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose by 0.1%. Motor Vehicle retailing and service fell this quarter in seasonally adjusted terms.

Transport and storage
  • The trend estimate increased by 0.4%. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 3.0%, with falls coming from road freight and air and space transport.

Property and business services
  • The trend estimate increased by 1.2%, while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 0.8%.