ABOUT THIS RELEASE
Presents a variety of statistical information and analysis concerning the size, structure and performance of the manufacturing industries in Australia. Indicators for 2001-02 have been compiled from various ABS quarterly surveys while the main detailed analysis is based on the 2000-01 Annual Manufacturing Survey. Also included are articles prepared by other organisations or analysis based on non-ABS statistics. Generally, data are presented for manufacturing as a whole and for the nine broad manufacturing industries. Topics include structure, performance, employment, outputs, profits, capital expenditure and some more specific topics such as energy use, expenditure to protect the environment, research and development expenditure and characterisitics of the workforce.