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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Nov 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/11/2008   
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Image: Consumption and InvestmentCONSUMPTION AND INVESTMENT


Retail trade
New motor vehicle sales
Private new capital expenditure


RETAIL TRADE

Significant changes have been made to the Retail Business Survey design. For information about these changes, please refer to the feature article Changes to monthly Retail trade statistics contained in the July edition of Retail Trade Trends, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0).

The September 2008 trend estimate for Queensland's retail turnover was $3,806.1 million, a 3.4% increase since September 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, 8,700 new passenger vehicles and 16,868 new vehicles in total were sold in September 2008 in Queensland. Corresponding sales for Australia were 48,572 and 81,612. When comparing September 2008 with August 2008, Queensland's total vehicle sales and passenger vehicle sales both recorded decreases of 2.3%. This was the ninth consecutive monthly decrease for both total vehicle sales and passenger vehicle sales.

In September 1998, new passenger vehicle sales accounted for 66% of total new vehicle sales in Queensland. By September 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 March 2008 and the June 2008 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of private new capital expenditure increased by 4.3% to $4,594 million.

During the same period, expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery increased by 2.6% to $2,893 million while expenditure on Buildings and structures increased by 7.4% to $1,701 million.

Comparing the June 2008 quarter with the June 2007 quarter, Queensland's total private new capital expenditure increased by 17%. Expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery grew by 11% and expenditure on Buildings and structures increased by 28%.

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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