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5625.0 - Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/05/2011   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 11
Dec Qtr 10 to Mar Qtr 11
Mar Qtr 10 to Mar Qtr 11
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates(a)
Total new capital expenditure
30 915
3.3
11.2
Buildings and structures
16 107
2.6
19.5
Equipment, plant and machinery
14 768
3.8
3.3
Seasonally adjusted(a)
Total new capital expenditure
30 868
3.4
10.6
Buildings and structures
16 073
4.5
17.2
Equipment, plant and machinery
14 796
2.4
4.2

(a) In volume terms

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



MARCH KEY POINTS


ACTUAL EXPENDITURE (VOLUME TERMS)
  • The trend volume estimate for total new capital expenditure rose 3.3% in the March quarter 2011 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.4%.
  • The trend volume estimate for buildings and structures rose 2.6% in the March quarter 2011 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 4.5%.
  • The trend volume estimate for equipment, plant and machinery rose 3.8% in the March quarter 2011 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.4%.


EXPECTED EXPENDITURE (CURRENT PRICE TERMS)
  • This issue includes the sixth estimate (Estimate 6) for 2010-11 and the second estimate (Estimate 2) for 2011-12.
  • Estimate 6 for 2010-11 is $124,096m. This is 14.2% higher than Estimate 6 for 2009-10. Estimate 6 is 4.0% lower than Estimate 5 for 2010-11.
  • Estimate 2 for 2011-12 is $139,538m. This is 30.9% higher than Estimate 2 for 2010-11. Estimate 2 is 3.5% higher than Estimate 1 for 2011-12.
  • See pages 6 to 10 for further commentary on expectations data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2011 1 September 2011
September 2011 30 November 2011
December 2011 29 February 2012
March 2012 30 May 2012



IMPACT OF THE FLOODS

Heavy rain and flooding occurred in Queensland and other states in late 2010 and early 2011. The December quarter issue of this publication presented the first significant economic impact of these floods. This current issue presents the continued impact. There were no significant data reporting issues this quarter.


INQUIRIES

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