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5625.0 - Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, Sep 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/11/2007   
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ACTUAL NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE IN VOLUME TERMS


TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

The trend estimate for total new capital expenditure rose by 1.2% in the September quarter 2007. The growth has been seen in both asset types and driven by rises in Mining (2.0%) and Other selected industries (2.1%). The seasonally adjusted series for total new capital expenditure fell by 6.5% in the September quarter 2007 following the strong June quarter.

Graph: Total Capital Expenditure, CVM



BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES

Buildings and structures trend estimate has risen by 0.6% in the September quarter 2007. The seasonally adjusted estimate for buildings and structures fell by 9.4% in the September quarter 2007. Other selected industries was the main contributor with a fall of 19.0%.

Graph: Building, CVM



EQUIPMENT, PLANT AND MACHINERY

The trend estimate for equipment, plant and machinery rose by 1.8% in the September quarter 2007. Other selected industries rose by 2.9% while both Mining (-0.2%) and Manufacturing (-0.7%) fell this quarter. The seasonally adjusted series has fallen by 2.3% this quarter with Mining, Manufacturing and Other selected industries all recording falls in equipment capital expenditure.

Graph: Equipment, Plant and Machinery, CVM



MINING

The trend estimate for Mining has risen 2.0% in the September quarter 2007. The building asset class has risen by 2.6% while equipment has had a small decrease of 0.2%. In seasonally adjusted terms the Mining estimate fell by 3.0%. Both asset classes contributed to this fall with building declining by 0.7% and equipment by 8.6%. This is the first fall in the seasonally adjusted Mining series after three quarters of growth.

Graph: Mining, CVM



MANUFACTURING

The Manufacturing trend estimate fell by 3.2% in the September quarter 2007 which is the seventh consecutive fall. Building and structures fell 11.4% while equipment, plant and machinery had a small decrease of 0.7%. In seasonally adjusted terms, the Manufacturing estimate fell by 2.1%, which is the eighth consecutive fall. Building and structures fell by 2.9% while equipment, plant and machinery fell by 1.8%.

Graph: Manufacturing, CVM



OTHER SELECTED INDUSTRIES

The trend estimate for Other selected industries (2.1%) has continued to rise in the September quarter 2007. Both asset classes rose with building and structures increasing by 0.8% and equipment, plant and machinery by 2.9%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for Other selected industries decreased by 9.3%. In terms of asset classes, buildings and structures fell by 19.0% and equipment, plant and machinery by 1.5%.

Graph: Other Selected Industries, CVM

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