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5625.0 - Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, Dec 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/02/2009   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 08
Sep Qtr 08 to Dec Qtr 08
Dec Qtr 07 to Dec Qtr 08
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates(a)
Total new capital expenditure
24 753
4.2
18.0
Buildings & structures
11 486
6.6
21.8
Equipment, plant & machinery
13 238
1.8
14.1
Seasonally adjusted(a)
Total new capital expenditure
24 894
6.0
17.8
Buildings & structures
11 882
11.5
24.2
Equipment, plant & machinery
13 076
1.0
12.6

(a) In volume terms.

New Capital Expenditure, in volume terms
Graph: 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 4.2% in the December quarter 2008 while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 6.0%.
  • The trend estimate for buildings and structures rose 6.6% this quarter while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose 11.5%.
  • The equipment, plant and machinery trend volume estimate rose 1.8% in the December quarter 2008. In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate rose 1.0%.


EXPECTED EXPENDITURE (CURRENT PRICE TERMS)
  • This issue includes the fifth estimate for 2008-09 and the first estimate for 2009-10.
  • Estimate 5 for 2008-09 is $98,145m. This is 14.3% higher than Estimate 5 for 2007-08. Estimate 5 is 4.4% lower than Estimate 4 for 2008-09.
  • Estimate 1 for 2009-10 is $79,866m. This is 0.6% higher than the first estimate for 2008-09.
  • See pages 6 to 9 for further commentary on expectations data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2009 28 May 2009
June 2009 27 August 2009
September 2009 26 November 2009
December 2009 25 February 2010


INQUIRIES

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