1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Jan 2009  
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INVENTORIES

Book value of inventories owned by private business(a)

Current Price
Chain Volume Measures(b)
Period
Mining
Manufac-
turing
Whole-
sale trade
Retail trade
Other selected indus-
tries
Total
Mining
Manufac-
turing
Whole-
sale trade
Retail trade
Other selected indus-
tries
Total

Annual ($ million)

2005-06
6 643
40 623
35 041
25 903
1 157
109 368
6 634
41 193
39 185
26 224
1 181
114 507
2006-07
7 780
41 830
36 533
26 594
1 117
113 854
7 844
41 468
38 655
26 236
1 096
115 300
2007-08
8 344
46 020
40 401
28 984
1 121
124 870
7 228
42 230
41 491
28 089
1 055
120 093

Percentage change from previous year

2005-06
23.4
3.9
6.1
6.4
8.1
6.3
-3.0
-4.1
5.5
4.1
3.7
1.3
2006-07
17.1
3.0
4.3
2.7
-3.5
4.1
18.2
0.7
-1.4
0.0
-7.2
0.7
2007-08
7.2
10.0
10.6
9.0
0.4
9.7
-7.9
1.8
7.3
7.1
-3.7
4.2

Seasonally Adjusted ($ million)

2006-2007
September
6 782
40 423
35 802
26 528
1 117
110 652
6 813
40 561
38 990
26 674
1 134
114 252
December
7 067
40 930
36 189
27 011
1 112
112 309
7 010
40 878
38 361
26 949
1 104
114 359
March
7 469
41 239
36 629
27 267
1 135
113 739
7 401
41 177
39 024
27 218
1 123
115 986
June
7 797
41 778
37 031
27 281
1 127
115 014
7 904
41 419
38 977
26 914
1 107
116 320
2007-2008
September
8 071
42 020
37 459
27 745
1 141
116 436
8 437
41 520
39 439
27 165
1 105
117 666
December
8 166
43 162
38 223
28 102
1 172
118 825
8 142
41 939
40 011
27 539
1 105
118 737
March
8 252
44 859
39 290
28 875
1 176
122 452
7 891
42 869
40 603
28 194
1 092
120 649
June
8 364
45 926
40 930
29 739
1 134
126 093
7 293
42 183
42 188
28 821
1 068
121 554
2008-2009
September
8 749
47 813
42 555
30 184
1 192
130 493
6 559
41 779
43 841
29 174
1 098
122 454

Percentage change from previous quarter - Seasonally Adjusted

2006-2007
June
4.4
1.3
1.1
0.1
-0.7
1.1
6.8
0.6
-0.1
-1.1
-1.5
0.3
2007-2008
September
3.5
0.6
1.2
1.7
1.2
1.2
6.7
0.2
1.2
0.9
-0.2
1.2
December
1.2
2.7
2.0
1.3
2.7
2.1
-3.5
1.0
1.5
1.4
0.0
0.9
March
1.1
3.9
2.8
2.8
0.3
3.1
-3.1
2.2
1.5
2.4
-1.1
1.6
June
1.4
2.4
4.2
3.0
-3.6
3.0
-7.6
-1.6
3.9
2.2
-2.3
0.8
2008-2009
September
4.6
4.1
4.0
1.5
5.1
3.5
-10.1
-1.0
3.9
1.2
2.9
0.7

Trend ($ million)

2006-2007
September
6 834
40 587
35 857
26 696
1 132
111 106
6 796
40 772
38 962
26 856
1 144
114 615
December
7 111
40 885
36 186
26 935
1 122
112 239
7 027
40 821
38 703
26 929
1 121
114 664
March
7 449
41 230
36 586
27 172
1 121
113 558
7 459
41 102
38 758
27 014
1 110
115 477
June
7 793
41 621
36 999
27 396
1 133
114 942
7 939
41 341
39 055
27 055
1 110
116 500
2007-2008
September
8 035
42 239
37 487
27 678
1 150
116 589
8 252
41 671
39 417
27 180
1 108
117 629
December
8 160
43 246
38 240
28 199
1 160
119 005
8 227
42 127
39 917
27 583
1 098
118 953
March
8 273
44 649
39 451
28 895
1 164
122 432
7 812
42 363
40 905
28 175
1 090
120 345
June
8 441
46 154
40 896
29 599
1 165
126 255
7 262
42 286
42 178
28 733
1 084
121 543
2008-2009
September
8 656
47 581
42 418
30 286
1 169
130 110
6 700
42 003
43 611
29 231
1 084
122 628

Percentage change from previous quarter - Trend

2006-2007
June
4.6
0.9
1.1
0.8
1.1
1.2
6.4
0.6
0.8
0.2
0.0
0.9
2007-2008
September
3.1
1.5
1.3
1.0
1.5
1.4
3.9
0.8
0.9
0.5
-0.2
1.0
December
1.6
2.4
2.0
1.9
0.9
2.1
-0.3
1.1
1.3
1.5
-0.9
1.1
March
1.4
3.2
3.2
2.5
0.3
2.9
-5.0
0.6
2.5
2.1
-0.8
1.2
June
2.0
3.4
3.7
2.4
0.1
3.1
-7.1
-0.2
3.1
2.0
-0.5
1.0
2008-2009
September
2.5
3.1
3.7
2.3
0.3
3.1
-7.7
-0.7
3.4
1.7
0.0
0.9

(a) Excludes public sector and all businesses classified to agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, community services and construction. Data is as at the end of period.
(b) Reference year 2006-07.
Source: Business Indicators, Australia, (cat. no. 5676.0)






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