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8301.0.55.001 - Manufacturing Production, Australia, Sep 2008  
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NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2008 17 February 2009
March 2009 13 May 2009
June 2009 13 August 2009
September 2009 13 November 2009



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

This publication presents quarterly estimates of selected indicators of manufacturing production in Australia.

More detailed breakdowns and other commodity items collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) are available on request for a charge. Monthly series are also available for a limited number of data items. Items for which additional production data are available are listed in paragraphs 7 to 11 of the Explanatory Notes.


ROUNDING

Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Damian Sparkes on Adelaide (08) 8237 7425.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


QUARTERLY MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION COMMODITIES

Table 1

QUARTERLY MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION COMMODITIES, Australia

Beer
Portland cement
Clay bricks (SBE)
Pre-mixed concrete
Gas
Electricity
megalitres
'000 tonnes
million
'000 m2
Petajoules
million kWh

2002
March
435
1 831
409
4 771
172
51 415
2003
June
380
1 892
439
5 213
204
51 379
September
421
2 227
465
5 903
232
54 808
December
490
2 090
439
5 542
188
52 453
March
435
1 963
436
5 325
173
54 561
2004
June
390
2 180
449
5 698
215
54 644
September
412
2 307
456
5 983
227
55 915
December
454
2 157
424
5 625
190
52 850
March
416
1 980
383
5 287
170
55 035
2005
June
403
2 481
442
6 020
206
55 117
September
408
2 340
407
6 462
221
56 043
December
482
2 265
421
5 911
180
54 992
March
438
2 027
355
5 462
171
57 112
2006
June
386
2 278
423
6 079
224
57 157
September
405
2 427
422
6 544
233
58 400
December
491
2 451
396
6 519
192
56 249
March
427
2 140
359
5 750
186
56 244
2007
June
383
2 362
393
6 119
233
55 036
September
394
2 536
387
6 884
244
59 806
December
473
2 562
378
6 836
205
56 411
March
420
2 183
323
5 841
194
59 118
2008
June
390
2 558
371
7 032
229
56 660
September
410
2 612
367
6 924
248
59 316



ANNUAL MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION COMMODITIES

Table 2

Annual production for selected commodities

Semi-trailers
Footwear
Malt(a)
Flour sales(b)
no.
'000 pairs
'000 tonnes
'000 tonnes

2003-04
6 465
4 037
681
2 135
2004-05
6 961
3 301
713
2 078
2005-06
7 092
2 767
666
2 081
2006-07
7 175
2 186
772
2 016
2007-08
9 191
1 523
753
2 083

(a) Whether or not roasted. Includes malt flour.
(b) Sales by Flour Millers. For the purpose of these statistics, 'sales' include sales made to other locations (e.g., bakeries) of the business unit.



FORTHCOMING DATA RELEASE DATES

The ABS releases selected data items from the Manufacturing Commodity collections on a quarterly basis in this publication and also releases more detailed breakdowns and other commodity items on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual basis on request for a charge. Details on the release dates of the preliminary Pre-mixed concrete production data for capital cities and final monthly Pre-mixed concrete, Water heating equipment and Plasterboard data are specified below. More detail about these releases can be obtained by contacting Damian Sparkes on (08) 8237 7425.


Monthly preliminary data release

Pre-mixed concrete for capital cities only

Forthcoming issues

Issue (Month)
Release Date

October 2008
14 November 2008
November 2008
16 December 2008
December 2008
16 January 2009
January 2009
16 February 2009
February 2009
16 March 2009
March 2009
17 April 2009



Monthly final data release

Pre-mixed concrete, Water heating equipment and Plasterboard

Forthcoming issues

Issue (Month)
Release Date

October 2008
10 December 2008
November 2008
12 January 2009
December 2008
11 February 2009
January 2009
11 March 2009
February 2009
14 April 2009
March 2009
12 May 2009



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