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Economic Survey of Manufacturing: September 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  15 December 2008
Highlights
For the September 2008 quarter compared with the June 2008 quarter (on a seasonally adjusted basis):
  • The volume of manufacturing sales decreased 2.3 percent and is now at its lowest level since the first half of 2003.
  • Excluding meat and dairy product manufacturing, the volume of sales decreased 3.2 percent.
  • The value of manufacturing sales rose 1.3 percent.
  • Excluding meat and dairy product manufacturing, the value of sales rose 0.1 percent.
  • The meat and dairy industry sales value rose 3.0 percent while the machinery and equipment industry sales value fell 3.4 percent. 

Graph, Total Manufacturing Sales.

 Geoff Bascand 15 December 2008
 Government Statistician ISSN 1178-024X
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