Building approvals up 5.3%, Sales income up 2.4%,

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    Building approvals up 5.3 per cent in April
    11:41, Monday, 3 June 2002

    Sydney - Monday - June 3: (AAP) Australian building approvals
    rose 5.3 per cent to 15,056 units in April, seasonally adjusted, from an
    upwardly revised 14,299 units in March, the Australian Bureau of
    Statistics said.
    In the year to April, building approvals rose 46.8 per cent.
    April March Year ago
    Total dwellings (adj) 15,056 14,299 10,254
    Priv sector houses (adj) 9,460 9,475 6,698
    Total dwellings (unadj) 15,054 13,292 9,213
    Priv sector houses (unadj) 9,817 9,299 6,145
    Total dwellings (trend) 14,225 13,984 10,626
    Priv sector houses (trend) 9,494 9,607 7,444

    Income from sales by manufacturers up 2.4 per cent
    11:38, Monday, 3 June 2002

    Sydney - Monday - June 3: (AAP) The estimate of income from
    sales by manufacturers in the March quarter, in seasonally adjusted
    chain volume measures, rose 2.4 per cent to $63.569 billion, the
    Australian Bureau of Statistics said.
    This is 5.5 per cent higher than the year ago figure.
    Income from sales by wholesalers in the December quarter in
    adjusted chain volumes measures was estimated to have fallen 0.7
    per cent to $58.034 billion.
    This is 5.5 per cent higher than the year ago figure.
    Estimated inventories at the end of the March quarter, in chain
    volume measures, rose 0.9 per cent from the previous quarter to
    $89.790 billion, adjusted.
    The result puts inventories 1.1 per cent ahead of the March
    quarter last year.
 
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