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Economic Survey of Manufacturing: December 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  16 March 2009
Highlights

For the December 2008 quarter compared with the September 2008 quarter:

    Volumes (seasonally adjusted)

  • Manufacturing sales fell 5.4 percent, the fourth consecutive quarterly fall.
  • Excluding meat and dairy product manufacturing, sales fell 5.1 percent.
  • Meat and dairy industry sales fell 6.0 percent.

    Values (seasonally adjusted)

  • Manufacturing sales were flat.
  • Excluding meat and dairy product manufacturing, sales decreased 1.2 percent.
  • Meat and dairy industry sales rose 5.3 percent.
Graph, Total Manufacturing Sales.  
 Geoff Bascand 16 March 2009  
 Government Statistician ISSN 1178-024X  
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