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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jun 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/06/2011  Final
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PRIVATE NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Between the December quarter 2010 and March quarter 2011, the South Australian chain volume (trend) estimate of private new capital expenditure rose by 6.4% to $1,517m. Expenditure on Buildings and structures rose $49m (8.1%) to $651m, and expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery rose $42m (5.1%) to $865m.

Over the same period, private new capital expenditure for Australia rose $981m (3.3%) to $30,915m. Expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery rose 2.6%, and expenditure on Buildings and structures rose 3.8%.

PRIVATE NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE, South Australia - Chain volume measures - Trend
Graph: PRIVATE NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE, South Australia - Chain volume measures - Trend



MINERAL AND PETROLEUM EXPLORATION EXPENDITURE

The value of South Australian mineral exploration expenditure (in original terms) was $62.6m in the March quarter 2011; an increase of 5.1% over the previous quarter but 34.2% below the peak recorded in the June quarter 2008 ($95.2m). Australian expenditure on mineral exploration was $644.6m in the March quarter 2011; a decrease of 8.4% from the December quarter 2010 estimate ($703.3m).

Exploration expenditure on Copper ($25.1m) and Iron ore ($13.9m) accounted for nearly two thirds (62.3%) of all South Australian mineral exploration expenditure in the March quarter 2011. A further $9.3m was spent on exploration for Uranium.

Expenditure on petroleum exploration in South Australia in the March quarter 2011 rose to $28.3m, up (88.0%) from $15.1m the previous quarter. The latest figure is more than double (106.6%) the expenditure recorded in March 2010 ($13.7m). Nationally, expenditure on petroleum exploration decreased by 9.8% from $849.6m to $766.1m between the December quarter 2010 and March quarter 2011.

MINERAL AND PETROLEUM EXPLORATION EXPENDITURE, Original, South Australia
Graph: MINERAL AND PETROLEUM EXPLORATION EXPENDITURE, Original, South Australia



*DATA NOTES

Please refer to source publications for impact of floods on data and collections.


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