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Presents a set of experimental estimates for Western Australia which show private new capital expenditure by Australian and foreign owned businesses for the 1998-99 financial year. Foreign owned business have been identified using the level of direct foreign investment in them at 30 June 1999. The conceptual and methodological issues underpinning the experimental estimates are also outlined in the information paper. The data sources used for this study were the Survey of Private New Capital Expenditure and the Survey of International Investment (SII) for the 1998-99 financial year.