1 This publication presents estimates of production of selected manufacturing commodities for Australia.
SCOPE AND COVERAGE
2 Data presented in this publication are collected from ABS surveys of manufacturing production.
3 Production statistics sourced from ABS manufacturing production surveys are not collected from single establishment manufacturing businesses with fewer than four persons employed, nor from establishments predominantly engaged in non-manufacturing activities but which may carry out some manufacturing in a minor way. However, in general, the contribution of these small producers to statistical aggregates is only marginal, and data contained in this publication provide reliable information for the evaluation of movements in commodity production.
4 ABS publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated: without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.
5 Other ABS publications which may be of interest are:
Australian Industry, 2001-02 and 2002-03 (cat. no. 8155.0)
Electricity, Gas, Water and Sewerage Operations, Australia, 2003-04 (cat. no. 8226.0)
Manufacturing, Australia, 2002 (cat. no. 8225.0)
Manufacturing Industry, Australia, 2003-04 (cat. no. 8221.0)
Manufacturing Industry, Australia, Preliminary, 2000-01 (cat. no. 8201.0)
OTHER PUBLISHED STATISTICS
The annual manufacturing production series for wool yarn and footwear are published in the September quarter issues of this publication.
ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
7 More detailed breakdowns and other commodity items collected by the ABS are available on request for a charge. Items for which additional production data are available are:
cars and station wagons
clay bricks (for structural purposes)
clay bricks (for other than structural purposes)
concrete bricks, blocks and pavers
Portland cement and cement clinkers
textile floor coverings
Discontinued annual items for which historical production data are available to 2005-06 are:
cotton broadwoven fabric
man-made fibre broadwoven fabric
synthetic fibre yarn
knitted cardigans and jumpers
knitted sweatshirts and sloppy-joes
men's and boys' shirts
men's and boys' shorts
men's and boys' trousers
men's and boys' woven coats, blazers and jackets
men's complete suits
men's industrial overalls
tracksuits and sweatsuits
women's and girls' overalls, slacks and other long trousers
women's and girls' shirts and blouses
women's and girls' woven coats, blazers and jackets
wool broadwoven fabric
For further information, please contact Damian Sparkes on Adelaide (08) 8237 7425.
10 The value of sales for commodities produced (classified in accordance with the Manufacturing Input-Output Commodity Classification) is collected in the annual manufacturing industry survey, and is available on request for a charge. For further information, please contact John Ridley on Sydney (02) 9268 4541.