Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Mar 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/04/2008   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

Consumption CONSUMPTION


RETAIL TRADE

Retail turnover (trend) in Western Australia rose by 0.7% ($44 million) to $6,455 million for the three months to January 2008, compared to the previous three month period. The increase was lower than the 1.2% ($73 million) rise recorded in the three months to October 2007. Nationally, retail turnover was higher at 1.5% in the three months to January 2008, following an increase of 2.1% in the previous three month period.

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



The main industry group driving Western Australia's growth in retail turnover (trend) in the three months to January 2008 was other retailing, up $19 million (3.1%). Other retailing includes pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toiletries, antiques and used goods, garden supplies, flowers, watches and jewellery. Food retailing (up $15 million or 0.6%), recreational good retailing (up $8 million or 3.1%) and hospitality and services (up $8 million or 1.0%) also attributed to the state's retail turnover growth. In contrast, household good retailing (down $17 million or 1.5%) experienced a downfall in growth over the same period.



NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

Sales of new motor vehicles (trend) in Western Australia rose 0.2% (66) to 30,894 in the three months to February 2008, compared to the previous three months period. Growth in new motor vehicle sales was driven by other vehicles (includes utilities, vans, trucks and buses), up 3.6% (263) and sports utility vehicles (up 2.0% or 131). Passenger vehicle sales fell 1.9% (328) to 16,688 in the three months to February 2008.

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales


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.