5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Mar 2020 Quality Declaration 
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Main features production chain volume measures


Seasonally adjusted

% Change
% Change
% points contribution to
Dec 19 to
Mar 19 to
growth in GDP
Mar 20
Mar 20
Dec 19 to Mar 20

Agriculture forestry and fishing
-2.1
-10.1
-
Mining
-1.0
4.1
-0.1
Manufacturing
2.1
2.6
0.1
Electricity gas water and waste services
-1.7
-2.4
-
Construction
-0.5
-3.7
-
Wholesale trade
1.5
0.3
0.1
Retail trade
1.7
1.7
0.1
Accommodation and food services
-7.5
-5.2
-0.2
Transport postal and warehousing
-4.9
-3.3
-0.2
Information media and telecommunications
0.3
2.5
-
Financial and insurance services
1.2
2.2
0.1
Rental hiring and real estate services
-1.7
2.3
-0.1
Professional scientific and technical services
1.5
4.8
0.1
Administrative and support services
-3.7
-3.2
-0.1
Public administration and safety
1.4
5.9
0.1
Education and training
0.4
2.1
-
Health care and social assistance
-0.1
6.1
-
Arts and recreation services
-2.4
-2.5
-
Other services
-4.2
-3.2
-0.1
Ownership of dwellings
0.6
2.4
-
Taxes less subsidies on products
-0.5
0.3
-
Statistical discrepancy (P)
na
na
-
Gross domestic product
-0.3
1.4
-0.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available


March quarter

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing -2.1%

This decrease was driven by a:
  • 2.4% fall in Agriculture driven by reduced livestock and grain crop output
  • 0.4% fall in Forestry and Fishing

The result was partly offset by a rise in other crops and a fall in input costs.


Mining -1.0%

This decrease was driven by a:
  • 4.7% fall in Coal Mining, with production disruptions from adverse weather conditions

Partly offset by a:
  • 2.6% rise in Iron Ore Mining


Manufacturing +2.1%

The rise was driven by a:
  • 8.1% rise in Petroleum, Coal, Chemical and Rubber Product Manufacturing driven by cleaning and disinfectant products
  • 5.2% rise in Metal Products Manufacturing driven by demand for primary metal products
  • 0.5% rise in Other Manufacturing driven by Pulp, Paper and Converted Paper products with increased production of toilet paper and hand towels


Construction -0.5%

The decline was driven by a:
  • 1.3% fall in Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction driven by weaker demand from the public sector
  • 1.0% fall in Building Construction, reflecting ongoing weaknesses in both residential and non-residential building construction


Wholesale Trade +1.5%

The increase was driven by:
  • Machinery and Equipment Wholesaling, reflecting demand for home office equipment and electronic goods
  • Other goods wholesaling due to an increase in demand for pharmaceutical and toiletry products


Retail Trade +1.7%

The increase was driven by:
  • Food Retailing due to households stockpiling non-perishable food products and alcoholic beverages
  • Other Retailing due to increase in demand for pharmaceutical and toiletry products


Accommodation and Food Services -7.5%

The decline was driven by:
  • a fall in Food and Beverage Services, reflecting impacts of bushfires, smoke haze and COVID-19
  • a fall in Accommodation due to a reduction in overseas and domestic travel as a result of the bushfires and COVID-19 related travel bans


Transport, Postal and Warehousing -4.9%

The decline was driven by a:
  • 14.6% fall in Air and Space Transport driven by reduced international and domestic travel
  • 5.3% fall in Transport, Postal and Storage Services driven by a large fall in transport support services, particularly in the operation of airports
  • 3.5% fall in Rail, Pipeline and Other Transport due to a fall in passenger rail patronage on both metro and suburban services.


Information Media and Telecommunications +0.3%

Telecommunication Services rose 0.9% driven by increased household consumption. A reduction in broadcasting, motion picture and sound recording activities partly offset the rise.


Financial and Insurance Services: +1.2%

The increase was driven by a:
  • 1.0% rise in Finance, reflecting strength in loan and deposit balances, largely from private non-financial corporations
  • 1.6% rise in Other financial and insurance services


Professional, Scientific and Technical Services +1.5%

The increase was driven by a:
  • 2.0% rise in Computer System Design and Related Services, with increased demand for IT services
  • 1.3% rise in Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services driven by increases in medical research and engineering services


Health Care and Social Assistance -0.1%

Private health services drove the fall with postponement of elective surgeries and reduced face to face visits to medical practitioners in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry remains up 6.1% through the year.