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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/07/2011   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar qtr 11
Dec qtr 10 to Mar qtr 11
Mar qtr 10 to Mar qtr 11
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
13 932.0
3.4
16.7
For the public sector(b)
8 034.2
5.0
8.7
Total engineering construction
21 930.9
3.8
13.4

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
13 903.2
1.4
16.7
For the public sector(b)
8 307.4
9.3
11.9
Total engineering construction
22 210.6
4.2
14.8

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2008-09.
(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 3.8% in the March 2011 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 4.2% in the March quarter, to $22,210.6m.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 3.4% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 1.4% in the March quarter, to $13,903.2m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 5.0% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 9.3% in the March quarter, to $8,307.4m.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED, CURRENT PRICES
  • The value of work commenced in the March quarter was $18,882.4m, a decrease of 34.5% from the December quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2011 5 October 2011
September 2011 19 January 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 25 May 2011.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

No changes in this issue.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

Compared with the current price estimates in original terms published in the previous issue of this publication:
  • The December quarter work done estimates have been revised down by $470.1m. These revisions occurred predominantly in the Oil, gas, coal and other minerals commodity.


DATA NOTE

Widespread flooding in the eastern states, particularly Queensland, and other natural disasters have not adversely affected the quality of estimates in this release. However, these events may have had an impact on the level of engineering construction activity in the March quarter of 2011.


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