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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2012  
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Manufacturing

MANUFACTURED COMMODITIES

PRODUCTION OF MANUFACTURED COMMODITIES

Table 20.16 shows the quantities of selected manufactured commodities produced for the period 2006–07 to 2009–10. Over this period, production of most of the selected commodities has declined, though many of the falls were quite small.

The largest falls in percentage terms occurred in the production of Raw steel (14%), Brandy spirit (13%) and Fuel oil (10%), while the largest increases were recorded in the production of Unfortified wine (17%) and Alumina (8%).


20.16 MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION, Selected commodities
2006–07
2007–08
2008–09
2009–10
Percentage change from 2006–07 to 2009–10

Selected food products and beverages
Brandy spirit
'000 L
510
508
486
445
–12.7
Unfortified wine
ML
947
1 222
1 160
1 110
17.2
Beer
ML
1 706
1 677
1 711
1 695
–0.6
Milk
ML
9 583
9 212
9 389
9 019
–5.9
Red meat
'000 t
3 292
3 178
3 082
3 014
–8.4
Chicken meat
'000 t
812
797
832
834
2.7
Cheese
'000 t
364
361
342
349
–4.1
Butter(a)
'000 t
133
127
148
128
–3.8
Sugar(b)
'000 t
5 026
4 763
4 634
4 519
–10.1
Selected petroleum and metal products
Automotive gasoline
ML
17 732
17 079
17 159
16 771
–5.4
Fuel oil
ML
942
979
872
846
–10.2
Automotive diesel oil
ML
11 055
12 177
12 231
11 720
6.0
Aviation turbine fuel
ML
5 332
5 182
5 494
5 341
0.2
Alumina
'000 t
18 506
19 359
19 597
20 057
8.4
Pig iron
'000 t
6 392
6 329
4 352
5 929
–7.2
Raw steel(c)
'000 t
8 010
8 151
5 568
6 886
–14.0
Selected paper and wood products
Paper and paperboard(d)
'000 t
3 201
3 281
3 278
3 175
–0.8
Wood based panels(e)
’000 m3
1 743
1 882
1 778
1 722
–1.2
Selected building materials
Portland cement
'000 t
9 380
9 752
9 108
8 903
–5.1
Clay bricks
million
1 570
1 459
1 369
1 424
–9.3
Premixed concrete
’000 m3
24 932
26 573
23 896
23 065
–7.5

(a) Includes the butter equivalent of butter oil, butter concentrate, ghee and dry butterfat production.
(b) Raw tonnes actual.
(c) Includes recovery from scrap.
(d) Includes newsprint, printing and writing, household and sanitary, and packaging and industrial.
(e) Includes veneer, plywood, particleboard and medium density fibreboard, except for 2006–07 when veneer was excluded.
Source: Australian Wine and Grape Industry (1329.0); Livestock Products, Australia (7215.0); Manufacturing Production, Australia (8301.0.55.001); Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), Australian Commodity Statistics, 2010 and Australian Forest and Wood Product Statistics, September and December quarters, 2010.


EXPORTS OF MANUFACTURED COMMODITIES

Table 20.17 provides details of 20 selected manufacturing commodities exported from Australia, for 2009–10 and 2010–11. These commodities contributed 96% of the value of all goods exports originating in the Manufacturing industry and 33% of the total value of all goods exports in 2010–11 (table 20.12).

Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials, Gold, non-monetary and Non-ferrous metals were the only selected commodities to each contribute significantly to the total value of goods exports in 2010–11, contributing 6%, 6% and 5% respectively.

Between 2009–10 and 2010–11, the value of exports increased for 11 of the 20 selected commodities with the largest increase, in percentage terms, being for Textiles fibre and their wastes (44%), followed by Cereals and cereal preparations (40%), Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (21%) and Non-ferrous metals (19%). In absolute terms, the largest increase was for Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials ($2.4b).


20.17 EXPORTS OF SELECTED MANUFACTURED COMMODITIES
2009–10
2010–11
Change from 2009–10 to 2010–11
Share of total exports 2010–11
Commodity group(a)
$m
$m
%
%

Non-ferrous metals
9 602.9
11 399.8
18.7
4.7
Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials
11 383.7
13 733.7
20.6
5.6
Gold, non-monetary (excluding gold ores and concentrates)
13 797.5
13 622.3
–1.3
5.6
Meat and meat preparations
6 350.0
6 938.6
9.3
2.8
Cereals and cereal preparations
5 266.6
7 358.4
39.7
3.0
Medicinal and pharmaceutical products
4 117.3
3 811.5
–7.4
1.6
Road vehicles (including air cushion vehicles)
2 834.3
2 687.9
–5.2
1.1
Textile fibres and their wastes (not manufactured into yarn or fabric)
2 816.1
4 055.0
44.0
1.7
Beverages
2 349.8
2 175.1
–7.4
0.9
Dairy products and birds' eggs
1 956.0
2 242.5
14.6
0.9
Electrical machinery, apparatus, appliances, parts (including non-electrical counterparts of electrical domestic equipment)
1 521.3
1 493.7
–1.8
0.6
Professional, scientific and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s.
1 968.7
1 925.0
–2.2
0.8
General industrial machinery and equipment, n.e.s. and machine parts, n.e.s.
1 704.7
1 851.9
8.6
0.8
Machinery specialised for particular industries
1 823.8
1 930.6
5.9
0.8
Office machines and automatic data processing machines
1 058.7
1 180.2
11.5
0.5
Fish (not marine mammals), crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic invertebrates, and preparations thereof
989.8
993.2
0.3
0.4
Transport equipment (excluding road vehicles)
1 235.0
1 217.1
–1.4
0.5
Non-metallic mineral manufactures, n.e.s.
751.0
658.5
–12.3
0.3
Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment
931.4
942.5
1.2
0.4
Cork and wood manufactures (excluding furniture)
143.8
137.8
–4.2
0.1

(a) Based on the UN Standard International Trade Classification (SITC R4).
Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade.


IMPORTS OF MANUFACTURED COMMODITIES

Table 20.18 provides details of 20 selected manufactured commodities imported into Australia, for 2009–10 and 2010–11. These commodities contributed 88% of the value of all manufactured goods imports and 75% of the total value of all goods imports in 2010–11 (table 20.14).

In comparing the main commodities Australia exported with the main commodities imported, in terms of value, it is apparent that a large proportion of Australia's manufactured exports are 'simply transformed' manufactured commodities such as food, metals and petroleum products, while the majority of manufactured imports are 'elaborately transformed' commodities such as road vehicles, machinery and equipment.

Of the selected commodities imported into Australia in 2010–11, the major commodity by value was Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials, which made up 14% of goods imports.

During the year 2010–11, the value of imports increased for 14 of the 20 selected commodities. The value of imports of Electrical machinery, apparatus, appliances and parts increased by 20% and Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials increased by 17%. Conversely, the largest decrease in the value of imports in percentage terms in 2010–11 was for Gold, non-monetary, with a fall of 30%.


20.18 IMPORTS OF SELECTED MANUFACTURED COMMODITIES(a)
2009–10
2010–11
Change from 2009–10
to 2010–11
Share of total imports
2010–11
Commodity group(b)
$m
$m
%
%

Road vehicles (including air-cushion vehicles)
24 955.7
24 129.3
–3.3
11.3
Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials
26 314.8
30 755.5
16.9
14.4
General industrial machinery and equipment, n.e.s. and machine parts, n.e.s.
11 268.2
10 048.0
–10.8
4.7
Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment
11 227.0
11 420.0
1.7
5.4
Office machines and automatic data processing machines
9 082.1
9 259.0
1.9
4.3
Electrical machinery, apparatus, appliances, parts (including non-elec. counterparts of electrical domestic equip)
9 688.0
11 604.7
19.8
5.4
Medicinal and pharmaceutical products
9 205.8
10 092.2
9.6
4.7
Machinery specialised for particular industries
6 932.3
7 026.6
1.4
3.3
Gold, non-monetary (excluding gold ores and concentrates)
7 740.7
5 442.0
–29.7
2.6
Manufactures of metals, n.e.s.
4 968.7
5 322.0
7.1
2.5
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories
4 882.5
5 531.8
13.3
2.6
Professional, scientific and controlling instruments and apparatus, n.e.s.
4 657.3
4 814.8
3.4
2.3
Transport equipment (excluding road vehicles)
2 101.1
2 228.0
6.0
1.0
Iron and steel
3 261.7
3 762.6
15.4
1.8
Power generating machinery and equipment
4 405.4
4 349.3
–1.3
2.0
Organic chemicals
3 309.9
3 278.2
–1.0
1.5
Paper, paperboard, and articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
2 701.7
2 735.2
1.2
1.3
Rubber manufactures, n.e.s.
2 806.5
3 128.5
11.5
1.5
Textile yarn, fabrics, made-up articles, n.e.s., and related products
2 367.0
2 450.2
3.5
1.1
Non-metallic mineral manufactures, n.e.s.
2 595.6
2 463.7
–5.1
1.2

(a) Customs value.
(b) Based on the UN Standard International Trade Classification (SITC R4).
Source: ABS data available on request, International Trade.

 

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