5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Mar 2012 Quality Declaration 
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MAIN FEATURES PRODUCTION CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Trend
Seasonally adjusted
% change Dec 11 to Mar 12
% change Mar 11 to Mar 12
% points contributions to growth in GDP Dec 11 to Mar 12
% change Dec 11 to Mar 12
% change Mar 11 to Mar 12
% points contributions to growth in GDP Dec 11 to Mar 12

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
2.7
6.4
0.1
5.7
10.6
0.1
Mining
2.4
9.2
0.2
2.3
11.3
0.2
Manufacturing
-0.5
-0.3
-
-0.8
0.6
-0.1
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
-0.2
-2.4
-
1.1
-1.9
-
Construction
-0.1
3.3
-
1.0
3.5
0.1
Wholesale trade
0.9
5.6
-
1.2
5.5
-
Retail trade
1.0
2.7
-
1.7
2.8
0.1
Accommodation and food services
-1.1
1.4
-
-1.0
2.3
-
Transport, postal and warehousing
0.5
2.5
-
2.1
5.1
0.1
Information media and telecommunications
-0.8
-1.2
-
-
-1.2
-
Financial and insurance services
1.3
5.0
0.1
1.7
5.4
0.2
Rental, hiring and real estate services
0.2
1.4
-
2.3
2.9
-
Professional, scientific and technical services
1.3
3.6
0.1
2.8
5.3
0.2
Administrative and support services
2.1
-0.3
-
2.9
0.5
0.1
Public administration and safety
1.5
5.1
0.1
1.6
5.0
0.1
Education and training
0.8
2.8
-
0.7
2.8
-
Health care and social assistance
1.0
5.8
0.1
0.8
5.5
-
Arts and recreation services
0.6
4.5
-
-1.9
1.5
-
Other services
2.3
7.9
-
2.8
9.6
-
Ownership of dwellings
0.7
2.7
0.1
0.7
2.7
0.1
Taxes less subsidies on products
-0.3
0.2
-
0.8
1.0
0.1
Statistical discrepancy (P)
na
na
0.1
na
na
-
Gross domestic product
0.9
3.6
0.9
1.3
4.3
1.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available



MARCH QUARTER

Summary Comments

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • The trend estimate rose 2.7%. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 5.7% mainly driven by a rise in the Agriculture subdivision (+6.8%).

Mining
  • The trend estimate rose 2.4%. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 2.3% driven by increases in both Coal mining (+3.8%) and Other mining (+2.7%).

Manufacturing
  • The trend estimate fell 0.5%. The seasonally adjusted estimate decreased 0.8%. The contraction in Manufacturing was mainly driven by Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing (-6.0%).

Administrative and Support Services
  • The trend estimate rose 2.1%. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 2.9% recording its second consecutive rise indicating industry recovery following falls in previous quarters.

Accommodation and food services
  • The trend estimate fell 1.1%. The seasonally adjusted estimate decreased 1.0% reflecting weak demand for domestic travel and accommodation.