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6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Mar 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/05/2013   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 12 to Mar Qtr 13
Mar Qtr 12 to Mar Qtr 13
STAGE OF PRODUCTION
% change
% change

Final demand (excl. exports)
0.3
1.6
Domestic
0.4
1.7
Imports
-0.4
-0.6
Intermediate demand
0.0
1.5
Domestic
0.0
1.7
Imports
0.3
0.2
Preliminary demand
0.2
1.5
Domestic
0.1
1.4
Imports
0.4
1.0


Stage of Production Final Demand
Graph: Stage of Production Final Demand

Stage of Production Final Demand, Quarterly % change
Graph: Stage of Production Final Demand, Quarterly % change




MARCH KEY POINTS


FINAL DEMAND (EXCL. EXPORTS)
  • rose 0.3% in the March quarter 2013.
  • mainly due to rises in the prices received for building construction (+0.8%), other agriculture (+6.1%) and petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (+4.2%).
  • partly offset by falls in the prices received for pharmaceutical and medicinal product manufacturing (-4.8%).
  • rose 1.6% through the year to the March quarter 2013.


INTERMEDIATE DEMAND
  • recorded no change in the March quarter 2013.
  • rises were recorded in the prices received for oil and gas extraction (+4.9%), motor vehicle and motor vehicle part manufacturing (+2.5%) and other agriculture (+3.7%).
  • offset by falls in the prices received for printing and printing support services (-4.9%) and electrical equipment manufacturing (-3.9%).
  • rose 1.5% through the year to the March quarter 2013.


PRELIMINARY DEMAND
  • rose 0.2% in the March quarter 2013.
  • mainly due to rises in the prices received for oil and gas extraction (+4.9%), metal ore mining (+3.6%) and other agriculture (+4.5%).
  • partly offset by falls in the prices received for sugar and confectionery manufacturing (-9.1%), printing and printing support services (-4.4%) and coal mining (-2.6%).
  • rose 1.5% through the year to the March quarter 2013.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2013 2 August 2013
September 2013 1 November 2013
December 2013 31 January 2014
March 2014 2 May 2014



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In the Information Paper: Outcome of the Review of the Producer and International Trade Price Indexes, 2012 (cat. no. 6427.0.55.004) the ABS undertook to release an updated Producer and International Trade Price Indexes: Concepts, Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6429.0) publication. This will be released in late 2013.


CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES

As a result of the Review of the Producer and International Trade Price indexes, the ABS will discontinue a number of price indexes, effective from the September quarter 2013 release of this publication. See page 3 for details of the changes.


ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components are due to rounding.


DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key Points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication, or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


INQUIRIES

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


COMMENTARY

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Price Indexes and Contract Price Indexation


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