5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Jun 2015 Quality Declaration 
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2 September 2015
Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
Australian economy grows 0.2 per cent

Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that GDP, in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, grew 0.2 per cent in the June quarter 2015.

Reduced Mining and Construction activity, coupled with a decline in Exports were the main factors to the slowdown in economic growth.

Positive contributions to GDP growth came from the Domestic final demand components of household and government consumption.

The Financial, Transport and Health industries each contributed 0.1 percentage points to GDP growth.

The June quarter saw the Terms of trade decrease 3.4 per cent in seasonally adjusted terms.

Further details can be found in Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, (cat no. 5206.0) available for download from the ABS website https://www.abs.gov.au

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