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5625.0 - Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, Mar 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/05/2010   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 10
Dec Qtr 09 to Mar Qtr 10
Mar Qtr 09 to Mar Qtr 10
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates(a)
Total new capital expenditure
27 753
1.9
0.6
Buildings and structures
13 103
0.6
-6.8
Equipment, plant and machinery
14 574
2.4
6.5
Seasonally adjusted(a)
Total new capital expenditure
27 703
-0.2
1.0
Buildings and structures
13 578
6.7
-1.0
Equipment, plant and machinery
14 124
-6.0
3.0

(a) In volume terms

New Capital Expenditure, in volume terms
Graph: Total asset, total industry



MARCH KEY POINTS


ACTUAL EXPENDITURE (VOLUME TERMS)
  • The trend estimate for total new capital expenditure (in volume terms) rose 1.9% in the March quarter 2010 while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.2%.
  • The trend volume estimate for buildings and structures rose 0.6% in the March quarter 2010 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 6.7%.
  • The trend volume estimate for equipment, plant and machinery rose 2.4% in the March quarter 2010 while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell 6.0%.


EXPECTED EXPENDITURE (CURRENT PRICE TERMS)
  • This issue includes the sixth estimate (Estimate 6) for the financial year 2009-10 and the second estimate (Estimate 2) for 2010-11.
  • Estimate 6 for 2009-10 is $108,651m. This is 2.5% lower than Estimate 6 for 2008-09. Estimate 6 is 1.3% lower than Estimate 5 for 2009-10.
  • Estimate 2 for 2010-11 is $103,930m. This is 16.9% higher than Estimate 2 for 2009-10. Estimate 2 is 3.7% higher than Estimate 1 for 2010-11.
  • See pages 6 to 10 for further commentary on expectations data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2010 26 August 2010
September 2010 25 November 2010
December 2010 24 February 2011
March 2011 26 May 2011



INTERPRETING TREND ESTIMATES

The trend series in this publication for the equipment, plant and machinery asset type should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of these series may have been impacted by the Federal Government's Economic Security Package implemented from December 2008.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Doran on Sydney (02) 9268 4357.


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