Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/01/2002
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As table 19.15 shows, new capital expenditure by private sector businesses in the manufacturing industry rose slightly (by 2.6%) between 1998-99 and 1999-2000 following a fall of almost 15% between 1997-98 and 1998-99. Five of the nine manufacturing subdivisions experienced an increase in new capital expenditure. Largest percentage rises were for Wood and paper product manufacturing (by 26%), Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product manufacturing (by 19%) and Machinery and equipment manufacturing (by 14%). Largest percentage falls were for Textile, clothing, footwear and leather manufacturing (by 26%) and Metal product manufacturing (by 24%).
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