5625.0 - Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, Dec 2015 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 15
Sep Qtr 15 to Dec Qtr 15
Dec Qtr 14 to Dec Qtr 15
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates(a)
Total new capital expenditure
31 302
-4.0
-17.7
Buildings and structures
20 000
-3.5
-19.6
Equipment, plant and machinery
11 366
-4.2
-13.8
Seasonally adjusted(a)
Total new capital expenditure
31 941
0.8
-16.4
Buildings and structures
20 401
1.2
-18.5
Equipment, plant and machinery
11 540
0.1
-12.4

(a) In volume terms

New Capital Expenditure, in volume terms
Graph: Total asset, total industry



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


ACTUAL EXPENDITURE (VOLUME TERMS)
  • The trend volume estimate for total new capital expenditure fell 4.0% in the December quarter 2015 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.8%.
  • The trend volume estimate for buildings and structures fell 3.5% in the December quarter 2015 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.2%.
  • The trend volume estimate for equipment, plant and machinery fell 4.2% in the December quarter 2015 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.1%.


EXPECTED EXPENDITURE (CURRENT PRICE TERMS)
  • This issue includes the fifth estimate (Estimate 5) for 2015-16 and the first estimate (Estimate 1) for 2016-17.
  • Estimate 5 for 2015-16 is $123,956m. This is 17.8% lower than Estimate 5 for 2014-15. Estimate 5 is 0.6% lower than Estimate 4 for 2015-16.
  • Estimate 1 for 2016-17 is $82,572m. This is 19.5% lower than Estimate 1 for 2015-16.
  • See pages 7-10 for further commentary on expectations data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2016 26 May 2016
June 2016 25 August 2016
September 2016 24 November 2016
December 2016 23 February 2017



CHANGES TO THIS ISSUE
  • As with each December quarter, this issue includes expected capital expenditure data by state. These data are available from the Downloads tab of this issue on the ABS website.


DATA NOTES

Mining projects tend to be complex in structure and comprise a number of different investment activities including exploration, engineering construction, plant and equipment and buildings. A feature article released in the March 2012 issue of Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0) provides a summary of the conceptual basis of the relevant ABS publications that measure investment in Australia, using a hypothetical mining project to illustrate how this investment is reflected in ABS data.


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