6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Mar 2016 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 15 to Mar Qtr 16
Mar Qtr 15 to Mar Qtr 16
STAGE OF PRODUCTION
% change
% change

Final demand (excl. exports)
-0.2
1.2
Domestic
-0.2
0.9
Imports
-0.2
4.6
Intermediate demand
-0.4
0.8
Domestic
0.1
0.8
Imports
-3.0
1.2
Preliminary demand
-0.4
0.6
Domestic
0.0
0.5
Imports
-2.6
1.4


Stage of Production Final Demand
Graph: Stage of Production^Final Demand

Stage of Production Final Demand, Quarterly % change
Graph: Stage of Production^Final Demand, Quarterly % change




MARCH KEY POINTS


FINAL DEMAND (EXCL. EXPORTS)
  • fell 0.2% in the March quarter 2016.
  • mainly due to falls in the prices received for petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (-16.2%), other agriculture (-6.5%) and pharmaceutical and medicinal product manufacturing (-3.0%).
  • partly offset by rises in the prices received for motor vehicle and motor vehicle part manufacturing (+1.4%), newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishing (+4.9%) and building construction (+0.2%).
  • rose 1.2% through the year to the March quarter 2016.


INTERMEDIATE DEMAND
  • fell 0.4% in the March quarter 2016.
  • mainly due to falls in the prices received for petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (-21.4%), oil and gas extraction (-17.2%) and basic polymer manufacturing (-7.3%).
  • partly offset by rises in the prices received for other agriculture (+2.0%), real estate services (+1.5%) and textile, leather, clothing and footwear manufacturing (+0.5%).
  • rose 0.8% through the year to the March quarter 2016.


PRELIMINARY DEMAND
  • fell 0.4% in the March quarter 2016.
  • mainly due to falls in the prices received for petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (-19.1%), oil and gas extraction (-16.2%) and basic polymer manufacturing (-6.8%).
  • partly offset by rises in the prices received for textile, leather, clothing and footwear manufacturing (+0.5%), metal ore mining (+5.7%) and meat and meat product manufacturing (+3.8%).
  • rose 0.6% through the year to the March quarter 2016.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2016 29 July 2016
September 2016 28 October 2016
December 2016 27 January 2017
March 2017 28 April 2017



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A review of the Input to the Manufacturing industries index series has been undertaken. The following series have been revised in this issue as a result of this review.

Table 13. Input to the Manufacturing industries, division and selected industries, index numbers and percentage changes:
  • Index Numbers ; Manufacturing division
  • Index Numbers ; Imported materials
  • Index Numbers ; Domestic materials
  • Index Numbers ; Manufact. div. less petroleum
  • Percentage change from previous quarter ; Manufacturing division
  • Percentage change from previous quarter ; Imported materials
  • Percentage change from previous quarter ; Domestic materials
  • Percentage change from corresponding quarter of previous year ; Manufacturing division
  • Percentage change from corresponding quarter of previous year ; Imported materials
  • Percentage change from corresponding quarter of previous year ; Domestic materials

Index Numbers and Percentage change from previous quarter have been revised back to December quarter 1997.

Percentage change from corresponding quarter of previous year have been revised back to December quarter 1998.

For further information about these revisions, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES

From the June quarter 2016, four additional series will be included in the Time Series Spreadsheets. These indexes will be published back to the September quarter 2001, and will be incorporated into the stage of production indexes from June quarter 2016.

Table 21. Output of the Transport, postal and warehousing industries, group and class index numbers will include:
  • 4622 Urban bus transport (including tramway)
  • 4623 Taxi and other road transport
  • 5102 Courier pick-up and delivery services

Table 27. Output of the Other services industries, group and class index numbers will include:
  • 9511 Hairdressing and beauty services

Index numbers for the Output of the construction industries and Input to the house construction industry will be calculated using an updated weighting pattern from the June quarter 2016. As a consequence of the re-weighting, the points contributions for the June quarter 2016 will not be comparable with points contributions from earlier periods.


ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components are due to rounding.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.