6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Dec 2017 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 17 to Dec Qtr 17
Dec Qtr 16 to Dec Qtr 17
STAGE OF PRODUCTION
% change
% change

Final demand (excl. exports)
0.6
1.7
Domestic
0.5
1.9
Imports
0.6
-0.5
Intermediate demand
1.2
3.1
Domestic
1.2
3.3
Imports
1.6
2.3
Preliminary demand
1.2
3.0
Domestic
1.1
3.1
Imports
1.7
2.2


Stage of Production Final Demand
Graph: This graph shows the level of the Stage of Production Final Demand series.

Stage of Production Final Demand, Quarterly % change
Graph: This graph shows the quarterly movements




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


FINAL DEMAND (EXCL. EXPORTS)
  • rose 0.6% in the December quarter 2017.
  • mainly due to rises in the prices received for Petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (+11.9%), Heavy and civil engineering construction (+0.7%) and Building construction (+0.4%).
  • partly offset by falls in the prices received for Sugar and confectionery manufacturing (-3.9%), Tobacco product manufacturing (-3.8%) and Sheep, beef cattle and grain farming; and dairy cattle farming (-3.6%).
  • rose 1.7% through the year to the December quarter 2017.


INTERMEDIATE DEMAND
  • rose 1.2% in the December quarter 2017.
  • mainly due to rises in the prices received for Electricity, gas and water supply (+2.9%), Petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (+11.3%) and Oil and gas extraction (+14.5%).
  • partly offset by falls in the prices received for Textile, leather, clothing and footwear manufacturing (-1.5%), Motor vehicle and part manufacturing (-1.9%) and Sugar and confectionery manufacturing (-7.6%).
  • rose 3.1% through the year to the December quarter 2017.


PRELIMINARY DEMAND
  • rose 1.2% in the December quarter 2017.
  • mainly due to rises in the prices received for Oil and gas extraction (+13.5%), Petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (+12.1%) and Electricity, gas and water supply (+2.9%).
  • partly offset by falls in the prices received for Textile, leather, clothing and footwear manufacturing (-1.3%), Motor vehicle and part manufacturing (-2.2%) and Sugar and confectionery manufacturing (-7.3%).
  • rose 3.0% through the year to the December quarter 2017.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2018 27 April 2018
June 201827 July 2018
September 20182 November 2018
December 2018 1 February 2019



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

From the December quarter 2017, Table 12. Output of the Manufacturing industries, division, subdivision and class index numbers will no longer include the following series:
  • 2311 Motor vehicle manufacturing;
  • 2312 Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing;
  • 2313 Automotive electrical component manufacturing;
  • 2319 Other motor vehicle parts manufacturing.

Index numbers will continue to be published prior to the December quarter 2017.

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REVISIONS IN THIS ISSUE

The December quarter issue of the Producer Price Indexes, Australia (cat. no. 6427.0) includes revisions to selected Services industries.

Revisions apply to the June and September 2017 quarters for the following series:

Table 21. Output of the Transport, postal and warehousing industries, group and class index numbers:
  • 521 Water transport support services;
  • 5212 Port and water transport terminal operations;
  • 5219 Other water transport support services.

Table 27. Output of the Other services industries, group and class index numbers:
  • 9520 Funeral, crematorium and cemetery services

The affected series are annotated in the Time Series Spreadsheets.


ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components are due to rounding.


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