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6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Dec 2009  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 09 to Dec Qtr 09
Dec Qtr 08 to Dec Qtr 09
STAGE OF PRODUCTION
% change
% change

Final (Stage 3) commodities (excl. exports)
-0.4
-1.5
Domestic
0.3
0.2
Imports
-5.2
-12.0
Intermediate (Stage 2) commodities
-0.9
-6.5
Domestic
-0.4
-4.3
Imports
-3.9
-19.6
Preliminary (Stage 1) commodities
-0.8
-8.4
Domestic
-0.3
-5.8
Imports
-3.2
-23.0


Final Stage, Base 1998-99 = 100.0
Graph: Final Stage, Base 1998-99 = 100.0

Final Stage, Quarterly % change
Graph: Final Stage, Quarterly % change




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


FINAL (STAGE 3) COMMODITIES
  • decreased by 0.4% in the December quarter 2009.
  • mainly due to price decreases in petroleum refining (-6.9%), electronic equipment manufacturing (-9.1%) and industrial machinery and equipment manufacturing (-2.5%).
  • partially offset by price increases in other agriculture (+11.2%) and building construction (+0.3%).
  • decreased by 1.5% through the year to December quarter 2009.


INTERMEDIATE (STAGE 2) COMMODITIES
  • decreased by 0.9% in the December quarter 2009.
  • mainly due to price decreases in grain, sheep, beef and dairy cattle farming (-7.2%), iron and steel manufacturing (--6.6%) and petroleum refining (-3.6%).
  • partially offset by price increases in oil and gas extraction (+3.0%), metal ore mining (+4.0%) and electricity, gas and water supply (+1.8%).
  • decreased by 6.5% through the year to December quarter 2009.


PRELIMINARY (STAGE 1) COMMODITIES
  • decreased by 0.8% in the December quarter 2009.
  • mainly due to price decreases in iron and steel manufacturing (-6.7%), grain, sheep, beef and dairy cattle farming (-6.2%), basic chemical manufacturing (-5.1%) and petroleum refining (-3.4%).
  • partially offset by price increases in oil and gas extraction (+3.0%), electricity, gas and water supply (+1.9%) and services to transport (+4.5%).
  • decreased by 8.4% through the year to December quarter 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2010 27 April 2010
June 2010 26 July 2010
September 2010 25 October 2010
December 2010 24 January 2011



ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components 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>.


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