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6427.0 - Producer Price Indexes, Australia, Dec 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/02/2013   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 12 to Dec Qtr 12
Dec Qtr 11 to Dec Qtr 12
STAGE OF PRODUCTION
% change
% change

Final demand (excl. exports)
0.2
1.0
Domestic
0.1
1.2
Imports
0.1
-1.7
Intermediate demand
0.6
1.7
Domestic
0.6
2.1
Imports
0.5
-1.5
Preliminary demand
0.6
1.4
Domestic
0.6
1.6
Imports
1.0
-0.7


Stage of Production Final demand
Graph: Stage of Production^Final demand

Stage of Production Final Demand, Quarterly % change
Graph: Stage of Production^Final Demand, Quarterly % change




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


FINAL DEMAND (EXCL. EXPORTS)
  • rose 0.2% in the December quarter 2012.
  • mainly due to rises in the prices received for petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (+5.0%) and motor vehicle and motor vehicle part manufacturing (+1.0%).
  • partly offset by falls in the prices received for other agriculture (-19.3%) and pharmaceutical and medicinal product manufacturing (-4.0%).
  • rose 1.0% through the year to the December quarter 2012.


INTERMEDIATE DEMAND
  • rose 0.6% in the December quarter 2012.
  • mainly due to rises in the prices received for electricity supply; gas supply; and water supply, sewerage and drainage services (+6.9%) and petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (+6.0%).
  • partly offset by falls in the prices received for other agriculture (-6.8%), sheep, beef cattle and grain farming; and dairy cattle farming (-6.7%) and coal mining (-10.0%).
  • rose 1.7% through the year to the December quarter 2012.


PRELIMINARY DEMAND
  • rose 0.6% in the December quarter 2012.
  • mainly due to rises in the prices received for electricity supply; gas supply; and water supply, sewerage and drainage services (+6.7%), petroleum refining and petroleum fuel manufacturing (+6.0%) and oil and gas extraction (+2.2%).
  • partly offset by falls in the prices received for coal mining (-9.9%) and sheep, beef cattle and grain farming; and dairy cattle farming (-4.8%).
  • rose 1.4% through the year to the December quarter 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2013 3 May 2013
June 2013 2 August 2013
September 2013 1 November 2013
December 2013 31 January 2014



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

To conform with the ABS data release policies, the following series have been discontinued:
ANZSIC Group 122 Cigarettes and tobacco product manufacturing (domestic series only) in Table 5 - Stage of Production: Contribution to Final Demand index by industry and source - index points and;
ANZSIC Group 122 Cigarettes and tobacco product manufacturing in Table 6 - Stage of Production: Contribution to Domestic Final Demand index by industry and destination - index points

CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES

As a result of the Review of the Producer and International Trade Price indexes, the ABS will discontinue a number of price indexes, effective from the September quarter 2013 release of this publication. See page 3 for details of the changes.


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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