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Australia's manufacturing turnover reaches $213 billion - ABS
Turnover for Australia's manufacturing industry reached $213 billion in 1997-98 which is an increase of $5,184 million or 2.5% since the previous year, according to new survey figures published today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The manufacturing survey also found that turnover by Victorian manufacturers ($69,517 million) exceeded that of New South Wales manufacturers ($68,273 million) for the second year in a row. Similarly, for the first time since 1990, Victorian manufacturers also employed more people at the end of June (314,800 people) than New South Wales (303,600 people).
Overall in 1997-98 manufacturing employment in Australia increased by less than 1%, to 953,700 people. However wages and salaries increased by 3.5% to $33,870 million. On average, wages and salaries per person employed increased by $900 to $35,500.
Other findings in the publication Manufacturing Industry, Australia include:
Full details are in Manufacturing Industry, Australia (cat. no. 8221.0) which is available from ABS Bookshops. The main features of the publication are available on this site. The ABS encourages media organisations with online news services to link to the main features. Please phone us if you need assistance to do this.
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