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6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Jun 2008  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 08 to Jun Qtr 08
Jun Qtr 07 to Jun Qtr 08
STAGE OF PRODUCTION
% change
% change

Final (Stage 3) commodities (excl. exports)
1.0
4.7
Domestic
1.4
6.0
Imports
-1.0
-3.2
Intermediate (Stage 2) commodities
2.7
7.1
Domestic
2.4
6.8
Imports
4.3
8.5
Preliminary (Stage 1) commodities
3.5
8.5
Domestic
2.8
7.4
Imports
7.6
16.2


Final Stage, Base: 1998-99 = 100.0
Graph: Final Stage, Base 1998-99 = 100.0

Final Stage, Quarterly % change
Graph: Final Stage, Quarterly % change




JUNE KEY POINTS


FINAL (STAGE 3) COMMODITIES
  • increased by 1.0% in the June quarter 2008.
  • mainly due to price increases in building construction (+1.6%), petroleum refining (+8.2%), meat and meat product manufacturing (+3.1%), and non-building construction (+2.0%).
  • partially offset by price falls in other agriculture (-7.3%) and electronic equipment manufacturing (-6.4%).
  • increased by 4.7% through the year to June quarter 2008.


INTERMEDIATE (STAGE 2) COMMODITIES
  • increased by 2.7% in the June quarter 2008.
  • mainly due to price increases in oil and gas extraction (+16.3%), petroleum refining (+7.7%), grain, sheep and beef farming (+5.1%) and iron and steel manufacturing (+10.0%).
  • increased by 7.1% through the year to June quarter 2008.


PRELIMINARY (STAGE 1) COMMODITIES
  • increased by 3.5% in the June quarter 2008, the largest quarterly increase since the series began in the September quarter 1998.
  • mainly due to price increases in oil and gas extraction (+16.3%), iron and steel manufacturing (+10.0%), petroleum refining (+7.8%) and basic chemical manufacturing (+9.2%).
  • increased by 8.5% through the year to June quarter 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2008 20 October 2008
December 2008 27 January 2009
March 2009 20 April 2009
June 2009 20 July 2009



ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.


DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication, or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


INQUIRIES

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


COMMENTARY

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Commentary

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Price Indexes and Contract Price Indexation


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