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Gross Domestic Product: September 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  23 December 2010
Highlights

Gross domestic product (GDP):

  • Economic activity was down 0.2 percent in the September 2010 quarter, following a 0.1 percent increase in the June 2010 quarter.
  • Manufacturing was down 1.7 percent, and construction down 2.5 percent.
  • Gross domestic product increased 1.4 percent in the year ended September 2010 compared with the year ended September 2009.

On the expenditure measure of GDP:

  • The expenditure measure of GDP was down 0.4 percent in the September 2010 quarter.
  • Household consumption expenditure was up 0.5 percent.
  • Gross fixed capital formation was down 1.8 percent.

 Graph, gross domestic product, quarterly change, September 2004–10.

Geoff Bascand

23 December 2010

Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0290
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