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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Oct 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2008   
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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)

2005-06
340 029
340 029
40 623
38 868
0.46
2006-07
363 150
347 414
41 830
39 127
0.45
2007-08
392 766
359 436
45 996
39 792
0.44

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2005-2006
June
87 670
84 523
40 480
38 727
0.46
2006-2007
September
89 212
85 204
40 490
38 314
0.45
December
90 834
87 159
40 970
38 588
0.45
March
91 185
88 042
41 212
38 812
0.45
June
91 968
87 009
41 675
38 973
0.45
2007-2008
September
92 915
87 781
42 103
39 245
0.45
December
95 899
89 520
43 222
39 573
0.45
March
99 725
90 791
44 819
40 320
0.45
June
104 323
91 185
45 776
39 630
0.44

(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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