Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Mar 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/04/2007   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

Image: Consumption CONSUMPTION


RETAIL TRADE

Retail turnover in Western Australia rose by 3.1% ($183 million) in trend terms in the three months to January 2007, compared to the previous three month period. The increase was marginally higher than the 3.0% rise in the three months to October 2006. Nationally, retail turnover was higher by 1.3% in the three months to January 2007, following an increase of 1.4% in the previous three month period.

MONTHLY RETAIL TURNOVER, Current prices
Graph: Monthly Retail Turnover, Current Prices



The major industry groups driving Western Australia's retail turnover (trend) in the three months to January 2007 (compared to the three months to October 2006) were food retailing (up $62 million or 2.6%), other retailing (including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toiletries, antiques and used goods, garden supplies, flowers, watches and jewellery) (up $42 million or 7.9%), and hospitality and services ($37 million or 5.0%).


NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

Sales of new motor vehicles have increased in Western Australia over the last thirteen months, from 8,711 vehicles in January 2006 to 10,019 vehicles in February 2007 in trend terms - the first time monthly vehicle sales have surpassed 10,000 in Western Australia. Over half of the growth over this period can be attributed to increased sales of passenger vehicles (51.7%), with sports utility vehicles (30.4%) and other vehicles (17.9%) accounting for the rest.

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales



Over the three months to February 2007, Western Australia's new motor vehicle sales rose by 2.7% (796 vehicles) to 29,791 vehicles in trend terms, compared to the previous three month period. Sports utility vehicles recorded the largest increase over this period, rising by 313 vehicles (5.3%), while strong gains were also recorded for passenger vehicles (up 301 vehicles or 1.8%) and other vehicles (up 182 vehicles or 2.8%). Other vehicles comprise utilities, vans, trucks and buses.

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.