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Tuesday, 25 November 1986
Page: 3708

(Question No. 4170)


Mr Langmore asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 3 June 1986:

What has been the (a) level and (b) annual percentage growth of (i) gross operating surplus and (ii) real gross operating surplus of the private non-farm corporate sector in each year since 1979-80, including the latest estimate for 1985-86.


Mr Keating —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The following table sets out the information sought by the honourable member.

GROSS OPERATING SURPLUS OF THE PRIVATE NON-FARM CORPORATE SECTOR

Current prices

Level

Change on

previous

period

Constant prices (a)

Level

Change on

previous

period

$m

per cent

$m

per cent

Year-

1979-80...

15 291

16.2

15 291

5.9

1980-81...

17 414

13.9

15 745

3.0

1981-82...

17 845

2.5

14 461

-8.2

1982-83...

18 599

4.2

13 596

-6.0

1983-84...

22 239

19.6

15 098

11.0

1984-85...

24 634

10.8

15 700

4.0

1985-86...

26 504

7.6

15 776

0.5

(a) Gross operating surplus of the private non-farm corporate sector deflated by the implicit price deflator for gross non-farm product at average 1979-80 prices.