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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/07/2009   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar qtr 09
Dec qtr 08 to Mar qtr 09
Mar qtr 08 to Mar qtr 09
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
10 823.0
1.7
18.0
For the public sector(b)
6 710.0
4.0
20.5
Total engineering construction
17 559.4
2.7
19.1

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
10 396.9
-6.0
9.4
For the public sector(b)
6 609.2
1.2
10.6
Total engineering construction
17 006.1
-3.3
9.9

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2006-07.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.

Value of work done, Chain volume measures
Graph: Value of work done, Chain volume measures

Value of work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of work done Volume terms Trend estimates




MARCH KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL
  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose by 2.7% in the March 2009 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done fell 3.3%, to $17,006.1m, in the March quarter.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose by 1.7% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 6.0% in the March quarter to $10,396.9m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose by 4.0% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector increased by 1.2%, to $6,609.2m, in the March quarter.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED
  • The value of work commenced in the March quarter was $14,537.8m, a fall of 22.1% from the December 2008 quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2009 1 October 2009
September 2009 14 January 2010



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 27 May 2009.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

Compared with the current price estimates in original terms published in the previous issue of this publication:
  • The December quarter work done estimates have been revised upwards by $95.6m. These revisions occurred predominantly in 'Other Heavy Industry' in New South Wales.


INQUIRIES

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