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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Dec 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/12/2008   
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Image: Consumption and InvestmentCONSUMPTION AND INVESTMENT


Retail trade

New motor vehicle sales

Private new capital expenditure



RETAIL TRADE

The October 2008 trend estimate for Queensland's retail turnover was $3,808.8 million, a 3.0% increase since October 2007.

Retail Turnover(a), Trend, All Industries - Queensland
Graph: Retail Turnover(a), Trend, All Industries—Queensland


Further information about this topic can be accessed at Retail Trade Trends, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released monthly.


NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

In trend terms, 8,497 new passenger vehicles and 16,603 new vehicles in total were sold in October 2008 in Queensland. Corresponding sales for Australia were 47,117 and 80,030. When comparing October 2008 with September 2008, Queensland's passenger vehicle sales fell by 1.9% and total vehicle sales by 1.8%. This was the tenth consecutive monthly decrease for both total vehicle sales and passenger vehicle sales.

In October 1998, new passenger vehicle sales accounted for 65% of total new vehicle sales in Queensland. By October 2008, the proportion for new passenger vehicle sales had fallen to 51%.

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Trend(a) - Queensland
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Trend(a)—Queensland


Further information about new motor vehicle sales can be accessed from Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia (cat. no. 9314.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released monthly.


PRIVATE NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Between the June 2008 and the September 2008 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of private new capital expenditure increased by 4.2% to $4,883 million.

During the same period, expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery increased by 0.8% to $2,790 million while expenditure on Buildings and structures increased by 9.3% to $2,096 million.

Comparing the September 2008 quarter with the September 2007 quarter, Queensland's total private new capital expenditure increased by 20%. Expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery grew by 7.1% and expenditure on Buildings and structures increased by 43%.

Private New Capital Expenditure, Trend, Chain Volume Measures - Queensland: by quarter
Graph: Private New Capital Expenditure, Trend, Chain Volume Measures—Queensland: by quarter


Further information on this topic can be accessed at Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.


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