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5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Mar 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2014   
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MAIN FEATURES PRODUCTION CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Trend
Seasonally adjusted
% change Dec 13 to
Mar 14
% change Mar 13 to
Mar 14
% points contributions to growth in GDP
Dec 13 to Mar 14
% change
Dec 13 to

Mar 14
% change Mar 13 to
Mar 14
% points contributions to growth in GDP
Dec 13 to Mar 14

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
-1.2
3.4
-
-1.6
3.6
-
Mining
3.7
11.0
0.4
8.6
14.1
0.9
Manufacturing
-0.8
-2.6
-0.1
-3.1
-3.6
-0.2
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
-0.1
-2.2
-
-0.7
-2.2
-
Construction
1.8
5.3
0.1
3.0
7.5
0.2
Wholesale trade
-0.6
-2.7
-
-0.4
-1.6
-
Retail trade
0.6
2.2
-
0.7
1.8
-
Accommodation and food services
0.2
-1.1
-
2.5
0.7
0.1
Transport, postal and warehousing
-0.8
-1.5
-
-2.2
-3.4
-0.1
Information media and telecommunications
0.1
0.4
-
1.0
0.9
-
Financial and insurance services
2.0
7.3
0.2
2.8
8.2
0.2
Rental, hiring and real estate services
2.7
7.8
0.1
2.0
7.2
0.1
Professional, scientific and technical services
-1.5
-3.3
-0.1
-2.1
-4.2
-0.1
Administrative and support services
0.2
2.2
-
0.3
2.8
-
Public administration and safety
0.7
4.0
-
0.9
3.8
-
Education and training
0.5
2.2
-
0.5
2.2
-
Health care and social assistance
1.1
4.7
0.1
1.6
5.1
0.1
Arts and recreation services
0.2
3.3
-
1.0
3.9
-
Other services
-1.4
0.3
-
-1.1
0.4
-
Ownership of dwellings
0.6
2.5
-
0.6
2.5
-
Taxes less subsidies on products
0.4
0.7
-
0.4
0.3
-
Statistical discrepancy (P)
na
na
0.1
na
na
-0.1
Gross domestic product
0.8
3.2
0.8
1.1
3.5
1.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available



MARCH QUARTER

Summary Comments

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • The trend estimate fell 1.2%. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.6% driven by a decrease in the Agriculture subdivision (-1.8%).

Mining
  • The trend estimate rose 3.7%. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 8.6% driven by strong growth in Coal, Iron ore, and Oil and gas. For further information, please refer to Analysis and Comments section of this issue.

Manufacturing
  • The trend estimate fell 0.8%. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 3.1% mainly driven by decreases in Food, beverage and tobacco (-4.5%) and Metal products (-4.8%).

Electricity, gas, water and waste services
  • The trend estimate fell 0.1%. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.7% with Water supply and waste services being the only subdivision to record positive growth.

Construction
  • The trend estimate rose 1.8%. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.0% for the fourth quarter in a row mainly driven by Residential building and Construction services.

Financial and insurance services
  • The trend estimate rose 2.0%. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.8%, continuing the positive growth shown since December 2010. Financial services drove growth in the quarter. Auxiliary finance and insurance services grew fastest in the division but had a smaller contribution to growth.


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