5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Mar 2016 Quality Declaration 
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MAIN FEATURES PRODUCTION CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Trend
Seasonally adjusted
% change
Dec 15
to Mar 16
% change Mar 15 to Mar 16
% points contributions to growth in GDP Dec 15 to Mar 16
% change
Dec 15
to Mar 16
% change Mar 15 to Mar 16
% points contributions to growth in GDP Dec 15 to Mar 16

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
1.7
0.6
-
2.5
0.5
0.1
Mining
3.7
10.6
0.3
6.2
11.2
0.5
Manufacturing
-0.7
-3.1
-
0.2
-2.8
-
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
0.5
2.4
-
-0.3
1.9
-
Construction
0.3
2.7
-
-1.1
1.9
-0.1
Wholesale trade
1.0
2.5
-
1.0
2.1
-
Retail trade
0.8
3.4
-
0.8
3.5
-
Accommodation and food services
-
0.2
-
1.5
0.8
-
Transport, postal and warehousing
-0.4
0.1
-
-0.3
0.4
-
Information media and telecommunications
1.4
6.8
-
0.2
5.5
-
Financial and insurance services
1.2
4.9
0.1
1.8
5.2
0.2
Rental, hiring and real estate services
0.7
8.9
-
-1.5
7.5
-
Professional, scientific and technical services
-0.3
-1.4
-
0.5
-1.7
-
Administrative and support services
-1.4
-3.5
-
-1.1
-3.0
-
Public administration and safety
1.6
6.3
0.1
2.4
6.9
0.1
Education and training
0.6
2.6
-
0.7
2.7
-
Health care and social assistance
0.4
3.1
-
0.7
3.6
-
Arts and recreation services
1.3
4.7
-
0.9
5.2
-
Other services
-0.6
-0.6
-
-2.4
-2.4
-
Ownership of dwellings
0.6
2.3
-
0.6
2.3
-
Taxes less subsidies on products
0.8
1.6
-
1.0
2.3
0.1
Statistical discrepancy (P)
na
na
0.1
na
na
-
Gross domestic product
0.9
3.2
0.9
1.1
3.1
1.1

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



MARCH QUARTER

Summary Comments

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.5%. This increase was primarily driven by livestock production which was supported by strong international demand. Strength in cotton and barley yields also supported the increase.

Mining
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 6.2% following a moderate December quarter result (1.4%). The increase was driven by Other mining (8.2%), Iron ore mining (7.6%), Oil and gas extraction (5.1%), Coal mining (3.1%) and Exploration and mining support services (2.4%). This is the fifteenth consecutive quarter of growth in Iron ore mining.

Manufacturing
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.2% with increases in Food, beverage and tobacco products (3.5%) and Machinery and equipment (2.9%), partially offset by falls in Petroleum, coal, chemical and rubber products (-2.5%) and Metal products (-3.4%).

Construction
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.1% driven by weakness in Non-residential building construction and Heavy and civil engineering construction.

Retail Trade
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.8%, the fourteenth consecutive quarterly rise for Retail trade.