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6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Mar 2010  
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 09 to Mar Qtr 10
Mar Qtr 09 to Mar Qtr 10
STAGE OF PRODUCTION
% change
% change

Final (Stage 3) commodities (excl. exports)
1.0
-0.1
Domestic
1.0
2.2
Imports
1.4
-14.2
Intermediate (Stage 2) commodities
1.2
-2.2
Domestic
1.3
-0.8
Imports
0.4
-12.0
Preliminary (Stage 1) commodities
1.0
-3.0
Domestic
1.1
-2.2
Imports
0.1
-8.3


Final Stage, Base 1998-99 = 100.0
Graph: Final Stage, Base 1998-99 = 100.0

Final Stage, Quarterly % change
Graph: Final Stage, Quarterly % change




MARCH KEY POINTS


FINAL (STAGE 3) COMMODITIES
  • increased by 1.0% in the March quarter 2010.
  • mainly due to price increases in building construction (+0.6%), petroleum refining (+8.1%) and electricity, gas and water supply (+3.3%).
  • partially offset by price decreases in commercial fishing (-12.2%) and other food product manufacturing (-1.6%).
  • decreased by 0.1% through the year to March quarter 2010.


INTERMEDIATE (STAGE 2) COMMODITIES
  • increased by 1.2% in the March quarter 2010.
  • mainly due to price increases in petroleum refining (+8.4%), metal ore mining (+12.7%) and grain, sheep, beef and dairy cattle farming (+5.7%).
  • partially offset by price decreases in oil and gas extraction (-4.0%), sheet metal product manufacturing (-5.0%) and basic chemical manufacturing (-1.8%).
  • decreased by 2.2% through the year to March quarter 2010.


PRELIMINARY (STAGE 1) COMMODITIES
  • increased by 1.0% in the March quarter 2010.
  • mainly due to price increases in petroleum refining (+8.4%), grain, sheep, beef and dairy cattle farming (+5.9%) and metal ore mining (+10.9%).
  • partially offset by price decreases in oil and gas extraction (-4.0%) and basic chemical manufacturing (-1.6%).
  • decreased by 3.0% through the year to March quarter 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2010 26 July 2010
September 2010 25 October 2010
December 2010 24 January 2011
March 2011 21 April 2011



ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components are due to rounding.


DATA REFERENCES

Data referenced in the Key Points and Commentary are available from the tables shown in this publication, or in the corresponding tables of this publication on the ABS website <http://www.abs.gov.au>.


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