5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Sep 2018 Quality Declaration 
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MAIN FEATURES PRODUCTION CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES



Trend
Seasonally adjusted


% Change
% Change
% points contribution to
% Change
% Change
% points contribution to
Jun 18 to
Sep 17 to
growth in GDP
Jun 18 to
Sep 17 to
growth in GDP
Sep 18
Sep 18
Jun 18 to Sep 18
Sep 18
Sep 18
Jun 18 to Sep 18

Agriculture forestry and fishing
-0.2
-6.4
-
-1.6
-7.9
-
Mining
1.0
7.1
0.1
-0.9
6.6
-0.1
Manufacturing
-0.2
1.0
-
-0.7
-0.4
-
Electricity gas water and waste services
0.2
1.0
-
-0.5
0.1
-
Construction
-0.2
2.0
-
-2.2
1.0
-0.2
Wholesale trade
0.2
1.2
-
0.2
1.1
-
Retail trade
0.6
2.0
-
0.1
1.7
-
Accommodation and food services
0.2
1.0
-
-
1.2
-
Transport postal and warehousing
-0.1
-
-
-1.0
-0.7
-
Information media and telecommunications
-0.1
1.3
-
-1.1
1.8
-
Financial and insurance services
0.8
2.9
0.1
0.8
2.9
0.1
Rental hiring and real estate services
1.3
2.9
-
2.5
5.5
0.1
Professional scientific and technical services
1.4
4.7
0.1
0.9
4.6
0.1
Administrative and support services
1.8
5.7
0.1
2.8
6.2
0.1
Public administration and safety
0.8
3.5
-
1.0
3.8
0.1
Education and training
0.5
2.0
-
0.5
2.1
-
Health care and social assistance
1.6
6.7
0.1
2.6
6.9
0.2
Arts and recreation services
0.6
4.3
-
0.5
4.6
-
Other services
1.2
6.3
-
0.7
6.0
-
Ownership of dwellings
0.6
2.4
-
0.6
2.4
0.1
Taxes less subsidies on products
0.7
1.6
-
0.6
0.4
-
Statistical discrepancy (P)
na
na
-0.1
na
na
-
Gross domestic product
0.6
3.0
0.6
0.3
2.8
0.3

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

SEPTEMBER QUARTER

Summary Comments

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

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing fell 1.6% driven by falls in output of grains and other crops. A rise in input costs also contributed to the fall in Agriculture value added. The weakness was partially offset by a rise in livestock output as the slaughter of cattle, calves and sheep increased during the quarter. Through the year the industry fell 7.9%.

Mining
  • Mining fell 0.9% driven by Coal Mining (-6.1%) and Iron Ore Mining (-0.3%). The result was driven by a series of planned maintenance throughout the quarter. The falls were partially offset by ongoing strength in gas production. Oil and Gas Extraction recorded its third consecutive rise.

Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing fell 0.7% driven by Other Manufacturing which fell 4.1% due to declines in production of building materials reflecting the slowdown in the Construction industry. The fall was partly offset by Metal Products Manufacturing which rose 2.6% as a result of strong international demands. This result is reflected in the rise in exports of copper.

Construction
  • Construction fell 2.2% driven by Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction (-4.5%) and Construction Services (-1.9%). The fall was due to a slowdown of work in renewable energy and mining projects as a number of large projects have reached or are approaching completion.

Retail Trade
  • Retail Trade experienced a 0.1% rise on the back of strong growth in the previous quarter. Food Retailing rose, reflecting increased household expenditure on both food (0.8%) and alcoholic beverages (0.2%). Motor Vehicle Retailing partly offset the industry growth as it experienced weak car sales during the quarter.

Financial and Insurance Services
  • Financial and Insurance Services rose 0.8% driven by a rise in Finance (0.6%). Financial Auxiliaries further contributed to growth reflecting increased funds under management.

Rental, Hiring & Real Estate Services
  • Rental, Hiring & Real Estate Services grew 2.5% with strength across both Rental and Hiring Services (5.5%) and Property Operators and Real Estate Services (2.0%). This result reflects strength in commercial property with record low office vacancies across major cities and an increase in demand for machinery and equipment hiring services.

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry rose 0.9% with strength in Computer System Design and Related Services (3.1%) driving the growth. This is the twelfth consecutive quarterly rise for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

Administrative and Support Services
  • Administrative and Support Services rose 2.8% in the September quarter 2018. The growth was driven by continued demand for employment, travel and other specialised services to businesses. The industry grew 6.2% through the year.

Health Care and Social Assistance
  • The Health Care and Social Assistance industry rose 2.6% driven by continued strength in both public and private health. The industry grew 6.9% through the year.