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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Mar 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/07/2010   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar qtr 10
Dec qtr 09 to Mar qtr 10
Mar qtr 09 to Mar qtr 10
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
11 860.4
-2.9
-2.5
For the public sector(b)
7 926.6
0.1
10.2
Total engineering construction
19 795.1
-1.7
2.3

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
11 901.6
-1.5
4.5
For the public sector(b)
7 931.8
3.1
12.5
Total engineering construction
19 833.4
0.3
7.5

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2007-08.
(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 fell by 1.7% in the March 2010 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 0.3% in the March quarter, to $19,833.4m.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell by 2.9% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 1.5% in the March quarter, to $11,901.6m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose by 0.1% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 3.1% in the March quarter, to $7,931.8m.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED, CURRENT PRICES
  • The value of work commenced in the March quarter was $16,952.4m, a fall of 71.1% from the December 2009 quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2010 6 October 2010
September 2010 19 January 2011



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 26 May 2010.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

Compared with the current price estimates in original terms published in the previous issue of this publication:
  • The December quarter work done estimates have been revised downward by $52.2m. These revisions occurred predominantly in sewerage and drainage activity.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Willie Hynd on Adelaide (08) 8237 7646.


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