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8301.0.55.003 - Manufacturing Production, Monthly, Aug 2009  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2009 5 November 2009
October 2009 3 December 2009
November 2009 7 January 2010
December 2009 4 February 2010
January 2010 4 March 2010
February 2010 8 April 2010



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

This publication presents monthly estimates of the manufacturing production for Pre-mixed concrete, Plasterboard and Water heaters in Australia.

More detailed breakdowns and other commodity items collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) are available on request for a charge. Items for which additional production data are available are listed in paragraphs 7 to 11 of the Explanatory Notes.


ROUNDING

Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Sutcliffe on Adelaide (08) 8237 7302.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


MONTHLY MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION COMMODITIES

Table 1

Monthly commodity production

Plasterboard
Pre-mixed concrete
Water heaters
'000 m2
'000 m3
no.

2006-07
148 317
24 932
576 914
2007-08
152 913
26 573
557 276
2008-09
152 778
23 895
539 363
June
12 393
2 083
55 345
July
14 344
2 246
49 899
August
14 050
2 337
48 006
September
14 428
2 341
51 131
October
14 744
2 453
50 313
November
13 845
2 063
47 686
December
10 116
1 902
31 626
January
9 153
1 323
24 975
February
12 085
1 814
41 703
March
12 829
2 009
51 064
April
11 357
1 694
36 361
May
13 109
1 919
49 870
June
12 717
1 794
53 729
July
13 831
2 062
58 245
August
12 411
1 918
54 631




ANNUAL MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION COMMODITIES

Table 2

Annual production for selected commodities

Semi-trailers
Footwear
Malt(a)
Flour sales(b)
no.
'000 pairs
'000 tonnes
'000 tonnes

2003-04
6 465
4 037
681
2 135
2004-05
6 961
3 301
713
2 078
2005-06
7 092
2 767
666
2 081
2006-07
7 175
2 186
772
2 016
2007-08
9 191
1 523
753
2 083
2008-09
7 699
1 114
na
2 252

na not available
(a) Whether or not roasted. Includes malt flour.
(b) Sales by Flour Millers. For the purpose of these statistics, 'sales' include sales made to other locations (e.g., bakeries) of the business unit.



AVAILABLE DATA ITEMS FROM THE MANUFACTURING COMMODITY COLLECTIONS

The ABS releases data items from the Manufacturing Commodity collections on a monthly basis in this publication and also releases more detailed breakdowns and other commodity items on a quarterly and annual basis on request for a charge. More detail about these commodity items can be obtained by contacting Wendy Hardy on (08) 8237 7653.


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