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5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Mar 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2008   
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MAIN FEATURES STATE FINAL DEMAND CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Trend
Seasonally adjusted


% change
Dec 07
to Mar 08
% change
Mar 07
to Mar 08
% points contribution
to growth in DFD
Dec 07 to Mar 08
% change
Dec 07
to Mar 08
% change
Mar 07
to Mar 08
% points contribution
to growth in DFD
Dec 07 to Mar 08

New South Wales
0.6
3.7
0.2
0.7
4.0
0.2
Victoria
1.0
4.3
0.2
0.6
4.3
0.1
Queensland
1.3
6.3
0.3
1.1
6.6
0.2
South Australia
1.1
2.8
0.1
1.5
3.3
0.1
Western Australia
0.7
6.3
0.1
1.4
6.7
0.2
Tasmania
1.6
8.1
-
0.6
8.1
-
Northern Territory
1.3
7.4
-
-
5.4
-
Australian Capital Territory
-0.3
0.1
-
-1.6
0.1
-0.1
Australia (DFD)(a)
1.0
4.7
1.0
0.9
4.8
0.9

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Domestic final demand.



MARCH QUARTER

Summary Comments

State Final Demand
  • In trend terms, growth in the March quarter was strongest in Tasmania (up 1.6%) followed by the Northern Territory and Queensland (up 1.3%) with the weakest result in the Australian Capital Territory (down 0.3%).

Household final consumption expenditure
  • In trend terms, all states experienced positive growth ranging from 2.2% in Tasmania down to 0.5% in New South Wales.

Government final consumption expenditure
  • Trend growth was strongest in both Queensland and South Australia (up 1.1%). The strongest growth in seasonally adjusted terms was in South Australia (up 1.1%).

Private gross fixed capital formation
  • In trend terms, the strongest growth was recorded in Tasmania (up 2.2%) and the weakest growth was in the Australian Capital Territory (down 3.3%). In seasonally adjusted terms the strongest growth was in Western Australia (up 2.9%) with Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory (both down 4.3%) showing the weakest growth.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, strongest Machinery and equipment investment growth was in South Australia (up 2.1%), while Tasmania recorded the largest fall (down 13.5%). The strongest growth in non-dwelling construction occurred in Western Australia (up 9.3%), with the weakest outcome in the Australian Capital Territory (down 14.1%).


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