8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Mar 2016 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 16
Dec Qtr 15 to Mar Qtr 16
Mar Qtr 15 to Mar Qtr 16
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
16 375.0
-9.0
-23.1
For the public sector(b)
6 984.3
4.0
13.1
Total engineering construction
23 379.7
-5.4
-14.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
16 703.4
-3.3
-17.9
For the public sector(b)
7 028.8
3.3
11.4
Total engineering construction
23 732.2
-1.4
-10.9

(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2013-14.
(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 Chain Volume Measures, 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 fell 5.4% in the March 2016 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done fell 1.4% in the March quarter to $23,732.2m.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 9.0% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 3.3% in the March quarter to $16,703.4m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 4.0% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 3.3% in the March quarter to $7,028.8m.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED, CURRENT PRICES
  • The value of work commenced in the March quarter was $15,118.9m in original terms, a decrease of 9.2% from the December quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2016 28 September 2016
September 2016 18 January 2017



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 25 May 2016.


DATA NOTE

This release includes revisions to Engineering Construction data back to September 2011.

Several time series spreadsheets for recent quarters contain 'np' (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.

Chain volume estimates of Engineering Construction work done in the ACT have not been released for September 2015, December 2015 and March 2016. The ABS produces chain volume estimates to best represent changes in the volume of activity, excluding the impact of price changes; however, the volatility of the current price series for Engineering Construction work done in the ACT prevent the reliable estimation of chain volume measures. For more information on chain volume measures, see paragraphs 25 to 29 of the explanatory notes.

Trend estimates should be used with caution due to the volatility caused by large engineering projects. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 22 to 24 of the explanatory notes. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.


INQUIRIES

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