Australian Bureau of Statistics
1318.3 - Qld Stats, Dec 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/12/2008
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New motor vehicle sales
Private new capital expenditure
The October 2008 trend estimate for Queensland's retail turnover was $3,808.8 million, a 3.0% increase since October 2007.
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%.
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%.
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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