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Gross Domestic Product: September 2011 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  22 December 2011
Key facts

Gross domestic product (GDP):

  • Economic activity increased 0.8 percent in the September 2011 quarter.
  • Manufacturing (up 2.3 percent) was the largest contributor to this quarters' increase.
  • Retail, accommodation, and restaurants (up 2.5 percent) and finance, insurance, and business services (up 0.6 percent) were also up this quarter.
  • GDP was up 1.3 percent for the year ended September 2011.

For the expenditure measure of GDP:

  • The expenditure measure of GDP was up 1.0 percent in the September 2011 quarter.
  • Household consumption expenditure was up 1.5 percent.
  • For the year ended September 2011, expenditure on GDP was up 1.4 percent.

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

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

22 December 2011
ISSN 1178-0290
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