8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Mar 2018 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 18
Dec Qtr 17 to Mar Qtr 18
Mar Qtr 17 to Mar Qtr 18
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
14 267.0
4.2
13.8
For the public sector(b)
9 372.9
2.7
16.2
Total engineering construction
23 662.7
3.7
14.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
14 180.4
0.6
10.4
For the public sector(b)
9 503.4
6.3
19.2
Total engineering construction
23 683.9
2.8
13.7

(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2015-16.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.

Value of work done, Chain volume measures
Graph: Value of work done, Chain volume measures

Value of work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of work done Chain Volume Measures, Trend estimates



MARCH KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL
  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 3.7% in the March 2018 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 2.8% in the March quarter to $23,683.9m.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 4.2% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 0.6% in the March quarter to $14,180.4m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 2.7% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 6.3% in the March quarter to $9,503.4m.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED, CURRENT PRICES
  • The value of work commenced in the March quarter was $29,156.6m in original terms, an increase of 66.2% from the December quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2018 26 September 2018
September 2018 16 January 2019


ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 23 May 2018.


DATA NOTE

This release includes revisions to Engineering Construction data back to September 2015.

Several time series spreadsheets for recent quarters contain 'np' (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.

Trend estimates should be used with caution due to the volatility caused by large engineering projects. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 22 to 24 of the explanatory notes.

Mining projects tend to be complex in structure and comprise a number of different investment activities including exploration, engineering construction, plant and equipment and buildings. A feature article released in the March 2012 issue of Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0) provides a summary of the conceptual basis of the relevant ABS publications that measure investment in Australia, using a hypothetical mining project to illustrate how this investment is reflected in ABS data.


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