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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Jan 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/01/2009   
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Image: Consumption and InvestmentCONSUMPTION AND INVESTMENT


Retail trade
New motor vehicle sales
Private new capital expenditure


RETAIL TRADE

The November 2008 trend estimate for Queensland's retail turnover was $3,815.8 million, a 3.0% increase since November 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, 8,291 new passenger vehicles and 16,072 new vehicles in total were sold in November 2008 in Queensland. Corresponding sales for Australia were 45,404 and 77,189. When comparing November 2008 with October 2008, Queensland's passenger vehicle sales fell by 1.4% and total vehicle sales by 1.5%. This was the eleventh consecutive monthly decrease for both total vehicle sales and passenger vehicle sales.

In November 1998, new passenger vehicle sales accounted for 65% of total new vehicle sales in Queensland. By November 2008, the proportion for new passenger vehicle sales had fallen to 52%.

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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