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5625.0 - Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/05/2015   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 15
Dec Qtr 14 to Mar Qtr 15
Mar Qtr 14 to Mar Qtr 15
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates(a)
Total new capital expenditure
36 399
-2.3
-5.7
Buildings and structures
23 553
-3.7
-10.8
Equipment, plant and machinery
12 902
0.7
5.8
Seasonally adjusted(a)
Total new capital expenditure
35 895
-4.4
-5.3
Buildings and structures
23 100
-6.5
-9.5
Equipment, plant and machinery
12 795
-0.5
3.5

(a) In volume terms

New Capital Expenditure, in volume terms
Graph: Total asset, total industry



MARCH KEY POINTS


ACTUAL EXPENDITURE (VOLUME TERMS)
  • The trend volume estimate for total new capital expenditure fell 2.3% in the March quarter 2015 while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell 4.4%.
  • The trend volume estimate for buildings and structures fell 3.7% in the March quarter 2015 while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell 6.5%.
  • The trend volume estimate for equipment, plant and machinery rose 0.7% in the March quarter 2015 while the seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.5%.


EXPECTED EXPENDITURE (CURRENT PRICE TERMS)
  • This issue includes the sixth estimate (Estimate 6) for 2014-15 and the second estimate (Estimate 2) for 2015-16.
  • Estimate 6 for 2014-15 is $149,946m. This is 8.1% lower than Estimate 6 for 2013-14. Estimate 6 is 0.6% lower than Estimate 5 for 2014-15.
  • Estimate 2 for 2015-16 is $104,033m. This is 24.6% lower than Estimate 2 for 2014-15. Estimate 2 is 1.4% higher than Estimate 1 for 2015-16.
  • See pages 7-10 for further commentary on expectations data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2015 27 August 2015
September 2015 26 November 2015
December 2015 25 February 2016
March 2016 26 May 2016



CHANGES TO THIS ISSUE
  • The December quarter estimate for expected expenditure in 2015-16, Estimate 1, has been revised downwards by $7,228m (-6.6%). Buildings and structures was revised downwards by $6,788m (-8.9%) and equipment, plant and machinery was revised downwards by $440m (-1.3%). The December quarter estimate of short term expectation for total capital expenditure in the six months ending 30th June 2015 was revised downwards by $2,196m (-3.0%) and the estimate for actual total capital expenditure for the December quarter 2014 was revised upwards by $338m (+0.8%) in original, current price terms. The revisions are due to updated information received from survey respondents.


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