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1318.3 - Qld Stats, July 2010 Quality Declaration 
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CONSUMPTION AND INVESTMENT

Retail Trade

The May 2010 trend estimate for Queensland's retail turnover was $4,097 million, an increase of 0.1% from April 2010. Food retailing accounted for the greatest proportion of retail turnover in May 2010, at 42% ($1721.4 million), followed by Household goods retailing at 17% ($699.4 million). Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services accounted for 12% ($495.2 million) of total retail turnover.

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


Further information about this topic can be accessed at Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0) or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released monthly.



New Motor Vehicle Sales

In seasonally adjusted terms, 9,767 new passenger vehicles and 17,941 new vehicles in total were sold in Queensland in May 2010. Corresponding sales for Australia were 51,790 and 88,484. When comparing May 2010 with April 2010, Queensland recorded a decrease of 2.5% in passenger vehicle sales. Total new vehicle sales increased by 0.1% over the same period.

In May 2000, new passenger vehicle sales accounted for 61% of total new vehicle sales in Queensland. By May 2010, the proportion for new passenger vehicle sales had fallen to 54%.

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Queensland: Seasonally Adjusted
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Queensland: Seasonally Adjusted


Further information about new motor vehicle sales can be accessed from Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia (cat. no. 9314.0) or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released monthly.



Private New Capital Expenditure

Between the December 2009 and the March 2010 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of private new capital expenditure decreased by 5.4% to $5,030 million.

During the same period, expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery decreased by 12% to $2,230 million while expenditure on Buildings and structures increased by 1.2% to $2,812 million.

Comparing the March 2010 quarter with the March 2009 quarter, Queensland's total private new capital expenditure decreased by 20%. Expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery decreased by 32% and expenditure on Buildings and structures decreased by 7.7%.
Private New Capital Expenditure, Chain Volume Measures by quarter - Queensland: Trend
Graph: Private New Capital Expenditure, Chain Volume Measures by quarter—Queensland: Trend


Further information on this topic can be accessed at Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0) or by contacting the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.



Interstate Trade

Queensland's Interstate Trade

Information on this topic can be accessed at Interstate Trade, Queensland (cat. no. 8502.3) or by contacting Queensland Interstate Trade on 1800 654 467. This publication is released quarterly.



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