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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Mar 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/07/2012   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar qtr 12
Dec qtr 11 to Mar qtr 12
Mar qtr 11 to Mar qtr 12
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
21 857.8
8.1
52.0
For the public sector(b)
7 386.7
-1.8
-3.1
Total engineering construction
29 232.0
5.4
32.8

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
22 447.9
19.3
56.2
For the public sector(b)
7 398.6
-1.7
-3.2
Total engineering construction
29 846.6
13.3
35.6

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2009-10.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.

Value of work done, Chain volume measures
Graph: Value of work done, Chain volume measures

Value of work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of work done Volume terms Trend estimates




MARCH KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL
  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 5.4% in the March 2012 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 13.3% in the March quarter to $29,846.6m.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 8.1% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 19.3% in the March quarter to $22,447.9m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector fell 1.8% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector fell 1.7% in the March quarter to $7,398.6m.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED, CURRENT PRICES
  • The value of work commenced in the March quarter was $20,806.6m, an increase of 4.7% from the December quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2012 3 October 2012
September 201216 January 2013



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 30 May 2012.


DATA NOTE

Trend estimates should be used with caution due to the volatility caused by large engineering projects. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 22 to 24 of the explanatory notes.


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