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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Dec 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/04/2004   
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December Key Figures


Dec qtr 03
Sep qtr 03 to Dec qtr 03
Dec qtr 02 to Dec qtr 03
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates volume terms(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
3,682.9
3.0
18.2
For the public sector(b)
2,624.1
-1.0
-6.8
Total engineering construction
6,294.9
1.1
6.2

Seasonally Adjusted volume terms(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
3,817.0
10.8
21.7
For the public sector(b)
2,618.9
0.1
-8.8
Total engineering construction
6,435.8
6.2
7.1

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2001-02.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.
Value of work done, Volume termsTrend estimates
Graph: Value of work done, trend and seasonally adjusted

Value of work done, Volume termsTrend estimates
Graph: Value of work done, for the public and private sector



December Key Points


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

Trend estimates

  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 1.1% in the December 2003 quarter. This is the eleventh consecutive quarterly rise.
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 3.0% in the December 2003 quarter, the ninth consecutive quarterly rise. Work done for the public sector fell 1.0% in the December 2003 quarter.

Seasonally adjusted estimates
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done in the December 2003 quarter rose 6.2%, to $6,435.8m. This is the highest estimate since the current series began in the September quarter 1986.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 10.8%, to $3,817.0m, in the December 2003 quarter. The value of work done for the public sector rose 0.1%, following a 5.0% fall in the September 2003 quarter.

Original estimates
  • The value of work done in the December 2003 quarter rose 11.0%, to $6,605.1m, following an 10.4% fall in the September quarter.
  • The value of work done for the private sector rose 10.0%, to $3,946.1m, in the December 2003 quarter. This is the highest quarterly estimate since the current series began in the September 1986 quarter. The value of work done for the public sector rose 12.6% following a 25.1% fall in the September quarter.


Notes


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

The seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of the annual review of concurrent seasonal factors. See paragraphs 16-21 of the Explanatory Notes.


Commencing from this issue, a new Appendix (page 41) lists electronic tables available from the ABS website and Ausstats.

SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

Revisions have been made to the June and September 2003 quarter estimates of work commenced, work done and work yet to be done for ‘telecommunications’. For the June quarter 2003, telecommunications estimates have been revised downwards by $27.8m for work commenced, $37.8 for work done and $96.5m for work yet to be done. For the September quarter 2003, telecommunications estimates have been revised downwards by $41.9m for work commenced, $74.3 for work done and $74.5m for work yet to be done.

DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.

Inquiries

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Andrew Stidston on Adelaide 08 8237 7668.


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