Capex data and expectations have highlighted the drop off in mining investment and are closely monitored by the central bank for signs low interest rates are starting to spur business spending outside the resource sector.
Firms plan to spend A$80.6b in 2017-18; est. A$84.8b.
Firms plan to spend A$112.2b in 2016-17.
4Q buildings, structures investment fell 4.1% q/q.
4Q equipment, plant, machinery investment rose 0.4% q/q.