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Budget papers 2008 - 2009



Budget papers 2008 - 2009

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2008/09 Budget paper


Northern Territory. Department of Treasury


Northern Territory budget papers; Reports; PublicationNT




Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




Appropriations and expenditures; Periodicals; Budget; Finance, Public

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government



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10 Economy Overview 2008-09 Budget Manufacturing The manufacturing industry in the Territory is small in comparison to other states and is dominated by a small number of large companies. In 2006-07, manufacturing activity accounted for 5.4 per cent of GSP ($719 million). Manufacturing production will continue to grow in 2007-08 with alumina and LNG production dominating Territory manufacturing. In the short to medium term, growth prospects include the helium plant at Wickham Point, metals processing from the Browns Oxide mine at Batchelor and possible increased LNG production from the Sunrise gas field in the Timor Sea. In the long term, prospects include Timor Sea energy production and a possible two-train, 8 million tonne per annum LNG development bringing gas onshore to Darwin from the Ichthys gas field in Western Australia. In 2006-07, manufacturing in the Territory accounted for about 3.5 per cent of employment and employed around 4600 people. Source: Northern Territory Treasury, ABS Cat. No. 8221.0 Territory Manufacturing Sector Selected Indicators, 2005-06 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing Textile, clothing, footwear and leather manufacturing Wood and paper product manufacturing Printing, publishing and recorded media Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product manufacturing Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing Metal product manufacturing Machinery and equipment manufacturing Other manufacturing Employment Sales turnover Value added % of manufacturing

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