CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
This publication presents estimates of selected major indicators of manufacturing production for Australia.
This issue also includes annual summary data mainly related to yarns, textiles, clothing, hosiery and footwear, which were last published in the September quarter 2002 issue of this publication. See also paragraph 20 of the Explanatory Notes.
Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates to September quarter 2003 have been revised as a result of the annual reanalysis of seasonal factors. In addition, a methodological change has been introduced with the September quarter. Concurrent seasonal adjustment has replaced forward factor methodology for the Manufacturing Production seasonally adjusted series. See paragraphs 12-16 of the Explanatory Notes.
More detailed and other commodity items are collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and are available to users on request and for a charge, as are monthly series for a limited number of data items. These data items are listed in paragraph 21 ofthe Explanatory Notes.
EFFECTS OF ROUNDING
Estimates of change shown in this publication have been calculated using unrounded estimates and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movements obtained from the rounded estimates.
ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
For further information about these and related statistics, contact Graeme Thomas on Adelaide 08 8237 7536 or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
|ABARE||Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics|
|ABS||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources|
|n.y.a.||not yet available|
|r||figure or series revised since previous issue|
|-||nil or rounded to zero|