5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Sep 2004  
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Trend
Seasonally adjusted
Quarterly % change Jun 04 to Sep 04
Annual % change Sep 03 to Sep 04
% points contribution to growth in GDP Jun 04 to Sep 04
Quarterly % change Jun 04 to Sep 04
Annual % change Sep 03 to Sep 04
% points contribution to growth in GDP Jun 04 to Sep 04

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
-1.6
14.9
-0.1
0.6
13.2
-
Mining
0.5
-2.1
-
-0.1
-1.6
-
Manufacturing
-0.6
0.3
-0.1
-2.0
0.1
-0.2
Electricity, gas and water supply
0.7
3.7
-
-0.9
2.2
-
Construction
0.2
5.8
-
-0.3
6.4
-
Wholesale trade
0.2
6.0
-
-0.2
5.2
-
Retail trade
1.4
6.6
0.1
1.7
6.4
0.1
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
-1.4
-0.3
-
-2.4
-0.9
-0.1
Transport and storage
0.3
8.2
-
-0.9
7.9
-
Communication services
1.3
4.1
-
2.1
4.4
0.1
Finance and insurance
1.2
5.0
0.1
1.1
5.0
0.1
Property and business services
1.1
3.8
0.1
2.1
4.4
0.2
Government administration and defence
0.6
3.0
-
0.7
3.2
-
Education
0.3
1.2
-
0.3
1.2
-
Health and community services
1.3
4.6
0.1
1.7
5.3
0.1
Cultural and recreational services
1.7
4.7
-
3.0
6.9
0.1
Personal and other services
-0.2
3.0
-
-1.2
3.0
-
Ownership of dwellings
1.0
4.2
0.1
1.0
4.2
0.1
Taxes less subsidies on products
1.3
3.0
0.1
2.1
3.4
0.2
Statistical discrepancy (P)
. .
. .
-0.1
. .
. .
-0.3
Gross domestic product
0.5
3.2
0.5
0.3
3.0
0.3

. . not applicable
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



SEPTEMBER QUARTER

Summary Comments

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

  • The trend estimate fell by 1.6% while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose by 0.6%.

Manufacturing
  • Fell by 0.6% in trend terms and by 2.0% in seasonally adjusted terms. Sales decreased 0.3% in seasonally adjusted terms and inventories of work-in-progress and finished goods fell. The main contributors to the decline were machinery and equipment, down 6.1%, metal products, down 5.2% and food, beverages and tobacco, down 2.6%.

Construction
  • Increased by 0.2% in trend terms but fell 0.3% in seasonally adjusted terms. The seasonally adjusted decline was mainly due to falls in non-residential building and private engineering construction.

Property and business services
  • This industry rose 1.1% in trend terms and 2.1% in seasonally adjusted terms.

Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Wholesale trade rose by 0.2% in trend terms but fell 0.2% in seasonally adjusted terms, while retail trade rose in trend terms (up 1.4%) and in seasonally adjusted terms (up 1.7%). For the retail industry, a seasonally adjusted increase of 0.9% in the ABS measure of retail turnover was boosted by strong growth in purchases of motor vehicles and motor vehicle services.