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5625.0 - Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, Dec 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/02/2010   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 09
Sep Qtr 09 to Dec Qtr 09
Dec Qtr 08 to Dec Qtr 09
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates(a)
Total new capital expenditure
27 223
0.5
-1.9
Buildings and structures
12 650
-3.4
-7.5
Equipment, plant and machinery
14 601
4.5
3.6
Seasonally adjusted(a)
Total new capital expenditure
27 738
5.5
-2.3
Buildings and structures
12 629
-1.7
-11.7
Equipment, plant and machinery
15 108
12.4
7.2

(a) In volume terms


New Capital Expenditure, in volume terms




DECEMBER KEY POINTS

ACTUAL EXPENDITURE (VOLUME TERMS)
  • The trend estimate for total new capital expenditure (in volume terms) rose 0.5% in the December quarter 2009 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 5.5%.
  • The trend volume estimate for buildings and structures fell 3.4% in the December quarter 2009 while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.7%.
  • The trend volume estimate for equipment, plant and machinery rose 4.5% in the December quarter 2009 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 12.4%.


EXPECTED EXPENDITURE (CURRENT PRICE TERMS)
  • This issue includes the fifth estimate (Estimate 5) for the financial year 2009-10 and the first estimate (Estimate 1) for 2010-11.
  • Estimate 5 for 2009-10 is $110,636m. This is 0.4% higher than Estimate 5 for 2008-09. Estimate 5 is 6.7% higher than Estimate 4 for 2009-10.
  • Estimate 1 for 2010-11 is $101,393m. This is 15.3% higher than Estimate 1 for 2009-10.
  • See pages 6 to 9 for further commentary on expectations data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2010 27 May 2010
June 2010 26 August 2010
September 2010 25 November 2010
December 2010 24 February 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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