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Gross Domestic Product: March 2011 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 July 2011
Highlights

Gross domestic product (GDP):

  • Economic activity was up 0.8 percent in the March 2011 quarter.
  • The largest increase was in manufacturing (up 3.6 percent).  
  • Real estate and business services (up 1.0 percent) and wholesale trade (up 1.5 percent) also increased. 
  • For the year ended March 2011 gross domestic product increased 1.5 percent.

For the expenditure measure of GDP:

  • The expenditure measure of GDP was up 0.6 percent in the March 2011 quarter.
  • Household consumption expenditure was up 0.4 percent.
  • General government expenditure was up 1.2 percent.
  • For the year ended March 2011 expenditure on GDP increased 1.8 percent.

 Graph, Gross domestic product, quarterly change, March 2005 to 2011.

Geoff Bascand

14 July 2011

Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0290
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