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6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Sep 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/10/2008   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 08 to Sep Qtr 08
Sep Qtr 07 to Sep Qtr 08
STAGE OF PRODUCTION
% change
% change

Final (Stage 3) commodities (excl. exports)
2.0
5.6
Domestic
1.9
6.4
Imports
1.8
0.0
Intermediate (Stage 2) commodities
3.7
9.7
Domestic
3.1
8.6
Imports
7.4
16.8
Preliminary (Stage 1) commodities
5.5
13.3
Domestic
4.8
11.4
Imports
9.5
26.4





SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


FINAL (STAGE 3) COMMODITIES
  • increased by 2.0% in the September quarter 2008.
  • mainly due to price increases in building construction (+1.8%), electricity, gas and water (+7.4%) and dairy product manufacturing (+5.5%).
  • partially offset by price falls in motor vehicle and parts manufacturing (-2.4%).
  • increased by 5.6% through the year to September quarter 2008.


INTERMEDIATE (STAGE 2) COMMODITIES
  • increased by 3.7% in the September quarter 2008.
  • mainly due to price increases in coal mining (+192.4%), iron and steel manufacturing (+16.4%), basic chemical manufacturing (+17.7%) and oil and gas extraction (+7.6%).
  • partially offset by price decreases in grain, sheep and beef farming (-3.7%) and metal ore mining (-4.2%).
  • increased by 9.7% through the year to September quarter 2008.


PRELIMINARY (STAGE 1) COMMODITIES
  • increased by 5.5% in the September quarter 2008.
  • mainly due to price increases in coal mining (+192.4%), iron and steel manufacturing (+16.5%), basic chemical manufacturing (+17.5%) and oil and gas extraction (+7.6%).
  • partially offset by price decreases in grain, sheep and beef farming (-3.3%).
  • increased by 13.3% through the year to September quarter 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2008 27 January 2009
March 2009 20 April 2009
June 2009 20 July 2009
September 2009 26 October 2009



FORTHCOMING ISSUES

From September quarter 2009, the content and format of this publication will change to reflect an updated weighting pattern and the contemporary industrial classification (ANZSIC06).


ROUNDING

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


DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication, or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


INQUIRIES

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


COMMENTARY

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Commentary

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Price Indexes and Contract Price Indexation


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