8125.0 - Indexes of Industrial Production, Australia, Dec 1997  
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DECEMBER QUARTER 1997 (FINAL ISSUE)

          DECEMBER QTR KEY FIGURES
    TREND ESTIMATES
% change
Sep Qtr 97
to Dec Qtr 97
% change
Dec Qtr 96
to Dec Qtr 97
    Gross product at constant prices
    Mining(b)
    Manufacturing
    Electricity, gas and water
2.5
-0.1
1.1
6.7
1.2
3.9
    Total industrial
0.6
2.7
    SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
% change
Sep Qtr 97
to Dec Qtr 97
% change
Dec Qtr 96
to Dec Qtr 97
    Gross product at constant prices
    Mining(b)
    Manufacturing
    Electricity, gas and water
3.3
-0.6
3.4
5.3
1.2
5.4
    Total industrial
0.8
2.6
          (a) At average 1989-90 prices (b) Excludes services to mining



DECEMBER QTR KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES
  • Industrial production levels have risen steadily since September quarter 1995 except for the second half of 1996 when production levels remained static. Total industrial production was 2.7% higher than a year earlier and 4.0% higher than two years earlier. Strongest growth was by the Mining industry.
  • In the December quarter 1997, industrial production rose by 0.6% overall but mixed results came from the major industries. Production by Mining and by Electricity, gas and water industries grew but manufacturing production fell slightly.
  • Production levels fell in five of the nine manufacturing subdivisions. The largest fall was by Metal product manufacturing (-2.6%). The largest rise was by Printing, publishing and recorded media (3.5%).

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • Industrial production grew by 0.8% in December quarter 1997. Strong growth by Mining and Electricity, gas and water industries was largely offset be a fall in the manufacturing industry.