5625.0 - Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, Dec 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/02/2009   
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ACTUAL NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE IN VOLUME TERMS


TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

The trend estimate for total new capital expenditure rose 4.2% in the December quarter 2008. By asset type, buildings and structures has shown relative strength in the quarter, growing 6.6%. Continued strength in Mining has been a key driver of the increase. The seasonally adjusted series for total new capital expenditure rose 6.0% in the December quarter 2008.

Graph: Total Capital Expenditure, CVM


BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES

Buildings and structures trend estimate rose 6.6% in the December quarter 2008. Mining (8.2%), Manufacturing (6.5%) and Other selected industries (5.3%) all rose strongly in the quarter, in trend terms. The seasonally adjusted estimate for buildings and structures rose 11.5% in the December quarter 2008.

Graph: Building, CVM


EQUIPMENT, PLANT AND MACHINERY

The trend estimate for equipment, plant and machinery rose 1.8% in the December quarter 2008. Other selected industries rose 3.1% in the quarter, against falls for Manufacturing (-1.1%) and Mining (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted series rose 1.0% led by an increase in Other selected industries of 2.7%.

Graph: Equipment, Plant and Machinery, CVM


MINING

The trend estimate for Mining rose 6.3% in the December quarter 2008. The buildings and structures asset class rose 8.2%, driving the increase. The seasonally adjusted December quarter estimate for Mining rose 4.9%. By asset class, buildings and structures continued to exhibit strength with a gain of 5.7% in the quarter compared to a rise of 2.5% in equipment, plant and machinery, in seasonally adjusted terms.

Graph: Mining, CVM


MANUFACTURING

The Manufacturing trend estimate rose 1.2% in the December quarter 2008. Buildings and structures rose 6.5% while equipment, plant and machinery fell 1.1%. In seasonally adjusted terms the Manufacturing estimate rose 4.8%. Buildings and structures rose 29.6% while equipment, plant and machinery fell 5.0%.

Graph: Manufacturing, CVM


OTHER SELECTED INDUSTRIES

The trend estimate for Other selected industries rose 3.7% in the December quarter 2008. Buildings and structures rose 5.3% while equipment, plant and machinery rose 3.1%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for Other selected industries rose 7.0%. Buildings and structures rose 15.7% and equipment, plant and machinery rose 2.7%.

Graph: Other Selected Industries, CVM