In 1997-98, the total value of sales and transfers out of goods produced by manufacturing establishments was $198,222m. This was 2.1% higher than that recorded for 1996-97 ($194,175m) and 5.7% higher than that recorded for 1995-96 ($187,595m).
Under the Manufacturing Input-Output Commodity Classification (MIOCC), manufactured products are now classified to 1,060 commodities. For the purposes of this publication, these commodities are grouped into nine main sections (indicated by the table headings) and 93 sub-sections (indicated by the bold headings in the tables). Published items within the sub-sections may be single commodities or combinations of commodities which have been aggregated to enable publication.
LARGEST COMMODITY ITEMS
For the 1997-98 year, 35 published commodity items or combinations of commodity items recorded sales and transfers out values in excess of $1,000m. Seven of these exceeded $3,000m, with one exceeding $5,000m. The published item with the largest value of sales and transfers out in 1997-98 was Cars, station wagons and other finished motor vehicles (with fewer than 10 persons capacity) (MIOCC codes 281111 and 281112) at $7,684m.
TIME SERIES ANALYSIS
At the sub-section level, 57 sub-sections recorded an increase in the value of sales and transfers out of goods produced between 1995-96 and 1997-98 while 36 sub-sections recorded a decrease. Of the commodity sub-sections available for publication, the largest percentage increase in the value of sales and transfers out of goods produced between 1995-96 and 1997-98 was recorded by Services to printing (up 78.6% from $325.2m to $580.6m). The commodity sub-sections to record the largest percentage decreases between 1995-96 and 1997-98 were Inks (down 26.6% from $324.1m to $237.8m), Plastic bags and films (down 23.9% from $1,654.7m to $1,258.6m), Men's and boys' clothing (down 23.1% from $1,165.6m to $896.2m) and Infants' clothing (AS 1182 - 1980, sizes 000 to 1) (down 23.1% from $47.1m to $36.3m).