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5625.0 - Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, March 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/05/2012   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 12
Dec Qtr 11 to Mar Qtr 12
Mar Qtr 11 to Mar Qtr 12
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates(a)
Total new capital expenditure
40 067
4.3
28.3
Buildings and structures
24 149
6.4
45.3
Equipment, plant and machinery
15 798
0.3
8.2
Seasonally adjusted(a)
Total new capital expenditure
40 002
6.1
28.6
Buildings and structures
24 367
10.5
48.8
Equipment, plant and machinery
15 635
-0.1
6.2

(a) In volume terms

New Capital Expenditure, in Volume Terms
Graph: Total asset, total industry



MARCH KEY POINTS


ACTUAL EXPENDITURE (VOLUME TERMS)
  • The trend volume estimate for total new capital expenditure rose 4.3% in the March quarter 2012 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 6.1%.
  • The trend volume estimate for buildings and structures rose 6.4% in the March quarter 2012 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 10.5%.
  • The trend volume estimate for equipment, plant and machinery rose 0.3% in the March quarter 2012 while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.1%.


EXPECTED EXPENDITURE (CURRENT PRICE TERMS)
  • This issue includes the sixth estimate (Estimate 6) for 2011-12 and the second estimate (Estimate 2) for 2012-13.
  • Estimate 6 for 2011-12 is $158,028m. This is 27.5% higher than Estimate 6 for 2010-11. Estimate 6 is 2.3% lower than Estimate 5 for 2011-12.
  • Estimate 2 for 2012-13 is $172,982m. This is 23.5% higher than Estimate 2 for 2011-12. Estimate 2 is 4.3% higher than Estimate 1 for 2012-13.
  • See pages 6 to 9 for further commentary on expectations data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2012 30 August 2012
September 2012 29 November 2012
December 2012 28 February 2013
March 2013 30 May 2013



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