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Tech & Science Australia government spending adds to GDP growth in third quarter

05:51  03 december  2019
05:51  03 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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The ABS said general government spending likely added 0.5 percentage points to gross domestic product ( GDP ) growth in the June quarter , while investment subtracted 0.1 percentage points. Public spending accounts for around 24% of GDP , data for which are due on Wednesday.

Gross domestic product climbed 0.9 percent from the third quarter , when it gained a revised 0.3 percent, the Bureau of Statistics said in Sydney. Machinery and equipment spending surged 10.9 percent in the quarter from the previous three months, adding 0.8 percentage points to GDP , report

a group of people walking on a city street: Office workers walk the streets of Sydney, Australia © Reuters/Jason Reed Office workers walk the streets of Sydney, Australia

Australian government spending on operational items rose 0.9% in the September quarter from the previous quarter to an inflation-adjusted $93.55 billion, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported on Tuesday.

Investment in assets by the government and public enterprises also rose 1.9% to $24.13 billion.

The ABS said general government spending likely added 0.2 percentage points to gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the September quarter, while investment contributed 0.1 percentage points.

Public spending accounts for around 24% of GDP, data for which are due on Wednesday.

Economic growth was forecast to rise 0.5% last quarter, according to a median of economists polled by Reuters, nudging the annual pace up to 1.7%.

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