Manufacturing Data Card - September Quarter 2015

Table data

Source: ABS, Australian National Accounts, Original, Chain Volume Measures (Cat No. 5206.0). *GDP is equal to total industry gross valued added plus ownership of dwellings, taxes less subsidies on products and statistical discrepancy. Please see footnotes for the definition of services, market services and non-market services.

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Manufacturing Industry Gross Value Added ($million)

  2013-14 2014-15 2014-15 Share of Total Manufacturing
Food, beverage and tobacco product 25,385 25,264 25.6% 
Machinery and equipment 20,203 19,386 19.7%
Metal products 16,726 16,215 16.5%
Petroleum, coal, chemical and rubber products 16,327 16,038 16.3%
Non-metallic mineral products 5,928 6,418 6.5%
Wood and paper products 6,091 6,393 6.5%
Textile, clothing and other manufacturing 5,536 5,549 5.6%
Printing and recorded media 3,423 3,247 3.3%
Total manufacturing 99,619 98,511 100.0%
Gross Domestic Product 1,558,365 1,595,851 -
Manufacturing Share of GDP 6.4% 6.2% -

Source: ABS, Australian National Accounts, Original, Chain Volume Measures (Cat No. 5206.0). Please note: GDP is equal to total industry gross value added plus ownership of dwellings, taxes less subsidies on products and statistical discrepancy

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Table data

Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, Original (Cat No. 6291.0.55.003). Please see footnotes for the definition of services, market services and non-market services.

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Total Manufacturing Employment by Subdivision ('000)

Aug-05​ Aug-15​ Aug-15 share of total manufacturing​
Food Product​ 171.7 181.0 20.8%
Machinery and Equipment 97.7 102.7 11.8%
Transport Equipment 103.8 78.1 9.0%
Primary Metal and Metal Product 83.7 73.2 8.4%
Furniture and Other 61.9 53.5 6.2%

Fabricated Metal Product

68.5 51.9 6.0%

Basic Chemical and Chemical Product

46.8 49.2 5.7%

Textile, Leather, Clothing and Footwear

54.2 44.8 5.2%

Wood Product

49.2 42.7 4.9%

Non-Metallic Mineral Product

34.7 32.8 3.8%

Polymer Product and Rubber Product

39.8 32.5 3.7%

Beverage and Tobacco Product

28.6 32.1 3.7%

Printing (including the Reproduction of Recorded Media)

55.1 28.0 3.2%
Pulp, Paper and Converted Paper Product​ 22.2 13.2 1.5%
Petroleum and Coal Product 7.7 9.3 1.1%
Manufacturing, nfd 66.4 44.6 5.1%
Total Manufacturing 992.0 869.5 100.0%
Total All Industries 9,870.3 11,698.3 -
Manufacturing Share 10.0% 7.4% -

Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, Original (Cat No. 6291.0.55.003). Please note: Manufacturing nfd (not further defined) captures responses from the labour force survey that indicate employment in manufacturing, though are not detailed enough to be coded to an ANZSIC 2006 subdivision level.

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Table data

Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, Original (Cat No. 6291.0.55.003). Please see footnotes for the definition of services, market services and non-market services.

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Table data

Source: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, Original (Cat No. 6291.0.55.003).

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Table data

Source: ABS, Research and Experimental Development, Businesses, Australia (Cat No. 8104.0). Please see footnotes for the definition of services, market services and non-market services.

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Business Expenditure on Research and Development by Industry, 2011-12 to 2013-14 ($million)

2011-12 2013-14 Average annual change
Market services 8,231 9,627 8.2%
Manufacturing​ 4,474 4,844 4.1%
Mining​ 4,104 2,830 -17.0%
Construction​ 820 ​864 ​2.7%
Electricity, gas, water and waste services 378 315 -8.7%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing​ ​190 ​243 ​13.1%
Non-market services 125 125 0.0%
Total 18,321 18,849 1.4%
Manufacturing share 24.4% 25.7% -

Source: ABS, Research and Experimental Development, Businesses, Australia, Current Prices (Cat No. 8104.0). Please see footnotes for the definition of services, market services and non-market services.

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Table data

Source: ABS, International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (Cat No. 5368.0). Please note: Other includes Publishing (except Internet and Music Publishing) and Sum of items not readily classified and those which are confidential and cannot be more specifically classified.

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Manufacturing Merchandise Trade, 2014-15 ($million)

Exports Imports
Food Product 23,393 11,637
Beverage and Tobacco Product 2,360 3,661
Textile, Leather, Clothing and Footwear 2,335 14,688
Wood Product 1,197 1,958
Pulp, Paper and Converted Paper Product 1,272 3,119
Printing (including the Reproduction of Recorded Media) 86 899
Petroleum and Coal Product 2,716 18,936
Basic Chemical and Chemical Product 6,198 23,376
Polymer Product and Rubber Product 1,114 9,208
Non-Metallic Mineral Product 207 2,817
Primary Metal and Metal Product 32,795 11,857
Fabricated Metal Product 1,450 10,708
Transport Equipment 5,975 34,723
Machinery and Equipment 13,263 74,459
Furniture and Other 1,796 8,634
Total Manufacturing Merchandise Trade 96,157 230,680
Total Merchandise Trade 254,651 256,457
Manufacturing Share of Merchandise Trade 37.8% 89.9%

Source: ABS, International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (Cat No. 5368.0).

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Please note: Services refers to all services-producing industries and excludes those industries which are goods-producing, including the electricity, gas, water and waste services industry which can be viewed as both a services-producing and a goods-producing industry. Services is further disaggregated into non-market services and market services. Non-market services are defined as Public administration and safety (O); Education and training (P); Health care and social assistance (Q). Non-market services are those produced by any institutional unit that are supplied free or at prices that are not economically significant. Market services includes all service industries except Public administration and safety (O); Education and training (P); Health care and social assistance (Q). Market services are those produced by any institutional unit that are supplied at economically significant prices.

Compiled by Manufacturing Performance and Defence Industry Policy, Manufacturing and Services Branch

Email: manufind@industry.gov.au