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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/07/2008   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar qtr 08
Dec qtr 07 to Mar qtr 08
Mar qtr 07 to Mar qtr 08
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
8 628.9
2.2
6.2
For the public sector(b)
4 894.5
6.0
23.4
Total engineering construction
13 546.2
3.7
11.8

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
8 893.7
8.2
10.3
For the public sector(b)
4 918.3
5.4
15.3
Total engineering construction
13 811.9
7.2
12.0

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2005-06.
(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 Volume terms 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 by 3.7% in the March 2008 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 7.2%, to $13,811.9m, in the March quarter.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose by 2.2% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 8.2% in the March quarter to $8,893.7m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose by 6.0% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 5.4%, to $4,918.3m, in the March quarter.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED
  • The value of work commenced in the March quarter was $17,772.7m, a rise of 16.0% from the December 2007 quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2008 30 September 2008
September 2008 14 January 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 28 May 2008.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

There are no significant revisions in this issue.


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