6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Sep 2015 Quality Declaration 
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ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY


MINING INDUSTRIES PRODUCER PRICE INDEXES

INPUT TO THE COAL MINING INDUSTRY

The Input to the Coal mining industry index fell 0.1% in the September quarter 2015. This follows a rise of 2.3% in the June quarter 2015. The main driver behind the fall was decreased prices paid for Petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing –6.9%.

Through the year to the September quarter 2015, the Input to the Coal mining industry index fell –4.5%.


Input to the Coal Mining Industry
Graph: Input to the Coal Mining Industry



MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES PRODUCER PRICE INDEXES

In the September quarter 2015, the Input to the Manufacturing industries price index rose 0.4% following a rise of 1.6% in June, while the Output of the Manufacturing industries price index fell 0.1% following a rise of 1.2% in June. Through the year to the September quarter 2015, the Input to the Manufacturing industries price index fell 0.3%, while the Output of the Manufacturing industries price index rose 0.7%.

Rises in the prices paid for Agriculture (+5.7%), Transport equipment manufacturing (+9.7%), Basic chemical and chemical product manufacturing (+2.2%), Fabricated metal product manufacturing (+4.8%) and Food product manufacturing (+1.8%) industries drove the rises in the cost of inputs to the manufacturing industries. Products contributing to these rises were cattle and calves, and motor vehicle parts nec.

Falls in the prices received for outputs of the Petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (–8.8%), Aluminium smelting manufacturing (–9.4%) and Copper, silver, lead and zinc smelting and refining (–5.8%) industries drove the fall in the price of Outputs to the Manufacturing industries. Products contributing to these falls were Petrol, unleaded and Gas oil & fuel oil (Diesel).

INPUT TO THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, Quarterly % change
Graph: MATERIALS USED IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, Division Quarterly % change


OUTPUT OF THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, Quarterly % change
Graph: ARTICLES PRODUCED BY MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, Division Quarterly % change



CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES PRODUCER PRICE INDEXES

INPUT TO THE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Input to the House construction industry increased 0.5% in the September quarter 2015. This follows a rise of 1.7% in the June quarter 2015. The most significant contributors this quarter were rises in prices paid for Timber, board and joinery (+0.6%), Electrical equipment (+2.0%), Plumbing products (+1.1%) and Other metal products (+0.4%).

Most capital cities showed a rise in the September quarter 2015: Melbourne (+0.8%), Brisbane (+0.6%), Adelaide (+0.9%) and Perth (+0.2%). Sydney showed no change and Hobart (–0.9%) was an offsetting fall.

Through the year to the September quarter 2015, the Input to the House Construction Industry price index increased 3.2%. This rise was mainly attributed to increases in the prices paid for Timber, Board and Joinery (+4.0%), Other Materials (+2.0%), Other Metal Products (+2.1%) and Ceramic Products (+5.7%).

INPUT TO THE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, 6 Capitals: Quarterly % change
Graph: MATERIALS USED IN HOUSE BUILDING, All groups Quarterly % change



OUTPUT OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES

Output of the Construction industries, Subdivision 30 – Building construction rose 0.5% and Class 3101 – Road and bridge construction increased 0.3% for the September quarter 2015.

Subdivision 30 – Building construction was driven by rises in the prices received for Class 3011 – House Construction which rose 0.7%, which was driven by rises in, New South Wales (+1.3%) and Victoria (+0.9%). Class 3020 – Non–residential building construction also contributed, increasing 0.3%, which was driven by New South Wales (+1.7%).

Through the year to the September quarter 2015, Subdivision 30 – Building construction Australia rose 2.6%. This rise was driven by increases in the prices received for Class 3011 – House construction Australia (+4.3%), Class 3020 – Non–residential building construction Australia (+1.4%) and Class 3019 – Other residential building construction Australia (+1.1%).

Through the year to the September quarter 2015, the Class 3101 – Road and bridge construction fell 0.1%.

Note please: Points for 3011, 3019 & 3020 are calculated to the sub division 30 Building construction level.


SUBDIVISION 30 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, Quarterly % change
Graph: SELECTED OUTPUT PRIMARY TO BUILDING CONSTRUCTION ,  Quarterly % change



SERVICES INDUSTRIES PRODUCER PRICE INDEXES

OUTPUT OF THE ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD SERVICES INDUSTRIES

Output of the Accommodation and food services industries recorded rises for the September quarter 2015 in the prices received for Group 440 – Accommodation (+7.1%) and Group 451 – Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (+0.6%).

OUTPUT OF THE TRANSPORT, POSTAL AND WAREHOUSING INDUSTRIES

Output of the Transport, postal and warehousing industries recorded rises for the September quarter 2015 in the prices received for Group 510 – Postal and courier pick–up and delivery services (+1.6%) and Group 481 – Water freight transport (+7.3%). These increases were partly offset by falls in Group 461 – Road freight transport (–1.2%).

OUTPUT OF THE INFORMATION MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRIES

Output of the Information media and telecommunications industries recorded rises for the September quarter 2015 in the prices received for Group 541 – Newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishing (+1.1%) (driven by Class 5411 – Newspaper publishing (+1.8%)).

OUTPUT OF THE RENTAL, HIRING AND REAL ESTATE SERVICES INDUSTRIES

Output of the Rental, hiring and real estate services industries recorded rises for the September quarter 2015 in the prices received for Group 672 – Real estate services (+1.9%) and Class 6712 – Non–residential property operators (+0.7%).

OUTPUT OF THE PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SERVICES INDUSTRIES

Output of the Professional, scientific and technical services industries recorded rises for the September quarter 2015 in the prices received for Group 692 – Architectural, engineering and technical services (+0.8%) (driven by Class 6923 – Engineering design and consulting services (+0.9%)) and Group 693 – Legal and accounting services (+1.4%) (driven by Class 6931 – Legal services (+2.1%)).

OUTPUT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT SERVICES INDUSTRIES

Output of the Administrative and support services industries recorded rises for the September quarter 2015 in the prices received for Group 721 – Employment services (+0.9%) (driven by Class 7212 –Labour supply services (+0.6%)).

OUTPUT OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SAFETY INDUSTRIES

Output of the Public administration and safety industries recorded rises for the September quarter 2015 in the prices received for Class 7712 – Investigative and security services (+0.9%)

OUTPUT OF THE OTHER SERVICES INDUSTRIES

Output of the Other services industries recorded rises for the September quarter 2015 in the prices received for Class 9533 – Parking services (+0.6%)