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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Sep 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2008   
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MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing Production, Selected indicators

Period
Clay bricks
(million)
Portland cement
('000 tonnes)
Ready mixed concrete
('000 cubic metres)
Electricity
(million kWh)
Gas
(petajoules)
Beer
(megalitres)

ANNUAL

2005-06
1 605
8 910
23 913
225 303
797
1 714
2006-07
1 570
9 381
24 931
225 930
846
1 706
2007-08
1 459
9 839
26 593
231 995
872
1 677

Percentage change from Previous Year

2005-06
-5.8
-0.2
4.4
2.9
0.5
1.7
2006-07
-2.2
5.3
4.3
0.3
6.2
-0.5
2007-08
-7.1
4.9
6.7
2.7
3.1
-1.7

Original

2005-2006
June
423
2 278
6 079
57 157
224
386
2006-2007
September
422
2 427
6 544
58 400
233
405
December
396
2 451
6 519
56 249
192
491
March
359
2 140
5 750
56 244
187
427
June
393
2 362
6 119
55 036
234
383
2007-2008
September
387
2 536
6 884
59 806
245
394
December
378
2 562
6 836
56 411
205
473
March
323
2 183
5 841
59 118
194
420
June
371
2 558
7 032
56 660
229
390

Percentage change from Previous Quarter

2006-2007
March
-9.3
-12.7
-11.8
0.0
-2.9
-13.2
June
9.5
10.4
6.4
-2.1
25.5
-10.2
2007-2008
September
-1.5
7.3
12.5
8.7
4.6
2.9
December
-2.4
1.0
-0.7
-5.7
-16.5
19.8
March
-14.5
-14.8
-14.6
4.8
-5.0
-11.0
June
14.8
17.1
20.4
-4.2
17.8
-7.3

Source: Manufacturing Production, Australia, cat. no. 8301.0.55.001

Manufacturers' inventories, (from Table 4.4) Seasonally adjusted - Chain volume measure
Graph: Manufacturers' inventories, seasonally adjusted, chain volume measures from table 4.4.

Manufacturers' sales and inventories

Sales
Inventories(a)
Period
Current Price
Chain Volume Measures (reference year 2005-06)
Current Price
Chain Volume Measures (reference year 2005-06)
Inventories to sales ratio(b)

Annual ($ million)

2004-05
317 553
338 028
39 085
40 514
0.48
2005-06
340 029
340 029
40 623
38 868
0.46
2006-07
363 150
347 414
41 830
39 127
0.45

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2005-2006
March
85 119
84 899
39 996
39 450
0.47
June
88 034
84 855
40 544
38 786
0.46
2006-2007
September
89 158
85 143
40 473
38 302
0.45
December
90 829
87 146
40 985
38 602
0.45
March
90 740
87 607
41 125
38 727
0.45
June
92 518
87 519
41 780
39 071
0.45
2007-2008
September
92 822
87 683
42 078
39 223
0.45
December
95 883
89 497
43 239
39 587
0.45
March
98 965
90 087
44 560
40 076
0.45

(a) As at the end of period.
(b) Current price series. Annual inventories are as at the end of period, annual sales are an average of the quarters in the period.
Source: Business Indicators, Australia, cat. no. 5676.0.






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