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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Apr 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/04/2008   
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Image: Consumption and InvestmentCONSUMPTION AND INVESTMENT

Retail Trade
New Motor Vehicle Sales
Private New Capital Expenditure

RETAIL TRADE

The February 2008 trend estimate for Queensland's retail turnover was $4,146.0 million, a 7.8% increase since February 2007. Food retailing accounted for 41% of total retail turnover in February 2008 and Hospitality and service industries turnover contributed 18%.

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


In the twelve months to February 2008, the industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (trend) were Recreational goods rising 28% to $174.2 million and Other retailing which increased 15% to $388.0 million. Clothing and soft goods retailing was the only group to show a decrease: -13% to $210.9 million.

Retail Turnover By Industry Group, Queensland, Trend - Percentage change over twelve months to February 2008
Graph: Retail Turnover By Industry Group, Queensland, Trend—Percentage change over twelve months to February 2008


Further information about this topic can be accessed at Retail Trade, 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, 10,698 new passenger vehicles and 20,114 vehicles in total were sold in February 2008 in Queensland. Corresponding sales for Australia were 53,746 and 91,300.

In February 1998, new passenger vehicle sales accounted for 66% of total new vehicle sales in Queensland. By February 2008, the proportion of new passenger vehicle sales had fallen to 53%.

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 September 2007 and the December 2007 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of private new capital expenditure increased marginally by less than 0.1% to $3,992 million.

During the same period, expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery increased by 0.4% to $2,642 million while expenditure on Buildings and structures decreased by -0.7% to $1,350 million.

Comparing the December 2007 quarter with the December 2006 quarter, Queensland's total private new capital expenditure increased by 9.4%. Expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery grew by 9.2% and expenditure on Buildings and structures increased by 9.7%.

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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