As foreshadowed in the information paper, Improvements to Australian Bureau of Statistics Quarterly Business Indicators (Cat. no. 5677.0), this is the final issue of Inventories and Sales, Selected Industries, Australia. This publication has been replaced by a new publication titled Business Indicators, Australia (Cat. no. 5676.0). The first release of 5676.0 is in respect of the September quarter 2001 and was released on 30 January 2002.
Business Indicators, Australia contains data which are generally consistent with data previously released in Inventories and Sales, Selected Industries, Australia, however there are a number of important changes.
In addition to inventories and income from sales of goods and services, Business Indicators, Australia will also include series relating to profits, and from December quarter 2001, wages and salaries.
Time series spreadsheet users should note that a number of tables contain cells where data will not be released until the December quarter 2001. These cells will appear blank in the spreadsheets.