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Sales and Stocks of New Tractors, Agricultural and Construction Machinery and Selected Attachments
 
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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    This collection is the result of combining three collections starting with the December Quarter 1989 and ceasing after the June quarter 1994. The three collections it replaced were last published in September 1989, Sales and Stocks of New Agricultural Machinery, Australia (ABS Cat. No. 8505.0), Sales of New Construction Machinery and Selected Attachments (ABS Cat. No. 8506.0) and Sales and Stocks of New Tractors, Australia (ABS Cat. No. 8507.0).

    PURPOSE
    Quarterly sales and, for some items, stocks of new Tractors, new Agricultural machinery and new Construction machinery and Selected Attachments sold in Australia. Was used by National Accounts (who now use data from the Tractor and Machinery Association) and around a dozen subscribers to the special data service.

    SCOPE
    The data was collected from 'principals' marketing new machinery as specified. 'Principals' are those businesses in Australia which (a) market under their own name(s) or trade name(s), or (b) import into Australia and market under the name(s) or trade name(s) of overseas businesses. A sale occurred when the machinery was delivered or in transit to the end user. An activity based survey.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    The data was collected from 'principals' marketing new machinery as specified. 'Principals' are those businesses in Australia which (a) market under their own name(s) or trade name(s), or (b) import into Australia and market under the name(s) or trade name(s) of overseas businesses. A sale occurred when the machinery was delivered or in transit to the end user. An activity based survey.

    Main outputs
    Ten tables were available as a special data service:
    Table 1: Sales of New Agricultural Machinery
    Table 2: Sales of New Agricultural Machinery; States
    Table 3: Stocks of New Agricultural Machinery
    Table 4: Sales of New Construction Machinery and Selected Attachments
    Table 5: Sales and Stocks of New Tractors
    Table 6: New Tractors; Stocks by Type, Power and Shipping weight
    Table 7: Sales of Wheeled Tractors for Agricultural Purposes
    Table 8: Sales of Wheeled Tractors for Agricultural Purposes, States
    Table 9: Sales of Wheeled Tractors for Non-Agricultural Purposes
    Table 10: Sales of Crawler Tractors

    Classifications
    Sales represent what 'principals' or their State distributors have sent to their agents or dealers in Australia during the quarter. Direct sales by 'principals' or their State distributors to end users in Australia are included. Exports of machinery are excluded.

    Stocks represent machinery held by 'principals' or their State distributors at the end of the period. Stocks held by agents and dealers are excluded. Stocks in transit within Australia are included in the stocks of the State for which they are intended.

    Components which have not yet been assembled into complete machines and equipment not requiring power units are excluded from these statistics.

    Other concepts (summary)
    Not Applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    Not Applicable

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Quarterly

    Frequency comments
    Discontinued

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    This collection is the result of combining three collections starting with the December Quarter 1989 and ceasing after the June quarter 1994. The three collections it replaced were last published in September 1989, Sales and Stocks of New Agricultural Machinery, Australia (ABS Cat. No. 8505.0), Sales of New Construction Machinery and Selected Attachments (ABS Cat. No. 8506.0) and Sales and Stocks of New Tractors, Australia (ABS Cat. No. 8507.0).

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Final collection undertaken for the June Quarter 1994 and data only available as a special data service.


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    21/05/2002 05:46 PM



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