Engineering activity up 3.8% in March quarter

The ABS has released the Engineering Construction Activity data for the March quarter, which contains value of engineering construction work done, commenced and yet to be done, classified by state or territory, commodity (roads, bridges, pipelines etc), sector (public/private) undertaking the work, and sector for whom the work is being done.

VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 3.8% in the March 2011 quarter.
The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 4.2% in the March quarter, to $22,210.6m.

PRIVATE SECTOR
The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 3.4% in the March quarter.
The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 1.4% in the March quarter, to $13,903.2m.

PUBLIC SECTOR
The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 5.0% in the March quarter.
The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 9.3% in the March quarter, to $8,307.4m.

VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED, CURRENT PRICES
The value of work commenced in the March quarter was $18,882.4m, a decrease of 34.5% from the December quarter.

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  1. DATA NOTE

    Widespread flooding in the eastern states, particularly Queensland, and other natural disasters have not adversely affected the quality of estimates in this release. However, these events may have had an impact on the level of engineering construction activity in the March quarter of 2011.

  2. Might be a stupid question, but weren’t you going to do an article on the best way to invest your super over the life of your career (or something along those lines) this week?

    I’ve kind of been hanging out for it, did I miss it or is it not up yet?