5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Sep 2017 Quality Declaration 
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MAIN FEATURES PRODUCTION CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Trend
Seasonally adjusted
% change
Jun 17
to Sep 17
% change
Sep 16
to Sep 17
% points
contributions
to growth
in GDP
Jun 17
to Sep 17
% change
Jun 17
to Sep 17
% change
Sep 16
to Sep 17
% points
contributions
to growth
in GDP
Jun 17
to Sep 17

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
-2.8
1.3
-0.1
-4.1
-0.7
-0.1
Mining
0.8
3.8
0.1
1.1
5.2
0.1
Manufacturing
1.4
2.1
0.1
1.5
2.4
0.1
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
0.5
1.9
-
1.9
2.8
-
Construction
1.1
2.4
0.1
0.6
3.0
-
Wholesale trade
-0.4
1.9
-
0.8
2.5
-
Retail trade
0.7
2.9
-
0.1
3.0
-
Accommodation and food services
1.8
4.2
-
1.0
3.1
-
Transport, postal and warehousing
0.1
2.1
-
0.9
2.4
-
Information media and telecommunications
0.4
2.3
-
-1.3
1.7
-
Financial and insurance services
1.1
4.8
0.1
-
4.5
-
Rental, hiring and real estate services
-0.2
2.6
-
-1.6
3.5
-
Professional, scientific and technical services
1.0
5.4
0.1
0.7
6.0
0.1
Administrative and support services
1.3
2.5
-
0.7
1.8
-
Public administration and safety
-0.1
0.9
-
0.5
2.1
-
Education and training
0.5
1.9
-
0.5
2.0
-
Health care and social assistance
1.0
4.7
0.1
1.3
4.6
0.1
Arts and recreation services
-
-0.4
-
0.6
0.1
-
Other services
-0.5
-2.7
-
2.2
1.9
-
Ownership of dwellings
0.6
2.3
-
0.6
2.3
0.1
Taxes less subsidies on products
1.2
1.7
0.1
1.0
2.4
0.1
Statistical discrepancy (P)
na
na
-
na
na
0.1
Gross domestic product
0.6
2.4
0.6
0.6
2.8
0.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available


SEPTEMBER QUARTER

Summary Comments

Overview
  • All estimates are in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms unless otherwise stated.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing fell 4.1% driven by falls in grains and other crops outpacing the falls in intermediate inputs. Livestock partially offset the fall. This was the second consecutive quarterly fall for the industry.

Mining
  • Mining rose 1.1% driven by Iron Ore Mining (2.9%), Other Mining (2.8%) and Coal Mining (1.5%). Exploration and Mining Support Services also contributed to the rise (7.0%) after 13 quarters of contraction. Oil and Gas Extraction partially offset the increase this quarter but is significantly stronger through the year.

Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing rose 1.5% with mixed results across the five sub-categories. Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products (6.7%) experienced a strong sugar harvest and increased meat product manufacturing while Other Manufacturing also rose (5.0%). The gains were offset by smaller falls in the other three sub-categories.

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • The rise of 1.9% this quarter was driven by Electricity Supply (2.3%) and Water Supply and Waste Services (1.9%). Gas Supply (-3.5%) partially offset the positive result. This aligns with the 1.4% increase in household final consumption expenditure for electricity, gas and other fuel.

Construction
  • The Construction industry grew 0.6% driven by a rise in Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction (3.9%). An increase in public infrastructure drove a strong through the year increase (9.4%) in this subdivision. The result was offset by falls in Building Construction (-0.8%) and Construction Services (-0.2%).

Retail Trade
  • The moderate increase of 0.1% for the Retail Trade industry was driven by strength in Food Retailing. The growth was moderated by a fall in Other Store Based Retailing, the result driven by department stores and household goods.

Information, Media and Telecommunications
  • The Information, Media and Telecommunications industry experienced its largest fall (-1.3%) since March quarter 2010. This result was driven by Other Information and Media Services (-1.7%), with flat to falling results across all subdivisions. The larger Telecommunication Services subdivision fell slightly this quarter but remains positive through the year.

Financial and Insurance Services
  • The Financial and Insurance Services industry was flat this quarter but remained strong through the year (4.5%). The quarterly result was driven by a rise in Finance (0.5%) which was offset by a fall in Other Financial and Insurance Services (-1.0%) which experienced a strong June quarter.

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate
  • The fall of 1.6% for Rental, Hiring and Real Estate was driven by a fall in Property Operators and Real Estate Services due to lower sales activity. A rise in Rental and Hiring Services (7.9%) partially offset this result.

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry rose 0.7% with strength in Computer System Design and Related Services (3.7%) driving the growth. Both subdivisions remain positive through the year.