Australian Bureau of Statistics 

5676.0  Business Indicators, Australia, Dec 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/03/2008 
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY
In volume terms, the trend estimate for total inventories increased 0.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.7% this quarter, the fourth consecutive quarter of growth. MINING In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits declined by 2.4%, the sixth consecutive fall. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 1.5%, following a large fall of 10.3% in the previous quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 2.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 0.2%, the first fall since September quarter 2005. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services was relatively unchanged this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.6%, following a fall of 2.5% the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories increased 2.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 1.8% this quarter following five quarters of strong growth. MANUFACTURING In current price terms, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased by 1.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose by 6.5% this quarter, following a 3.2% fall in the previous quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased by 0.6%. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 0.8% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 0.7%, the seventh consecutive rise. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose by 1.9%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories increased 0.5% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate had a small rise of 0.7%, the fifth quarter of growth less than 1%. CONSTRUCTION In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 5.4% this quarter, the sixth consecutive quarter of strong growth. The seasonally adjusted estimate had a strong increase of 13.7% this quarter. The trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 1.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 2.8% for this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 2.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 2.5% this quarter, the fifth consecutive quarter of growth. WHOLESALE TRADE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 2.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose strongly by 7.0% in the December quarter. In current prices, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 1.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.1%, the fourth consecutive quarter of increases. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services was relatively unchanged (up 0.3%) this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 1.2%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories increased by 0.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.4% in the December quarter 2007. RETAIL TRADE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 3.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 3.0% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 1.0% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.7%, the tenth consecutive rise. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 1.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 2.1%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories increased by 1.0% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 2.1% this quarter. TRANSPORT AND STORAGE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 0.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 5.6% this quarter, following a strong increase of 15.3% in the previous quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 2.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 1.5%, the smallest increase since September quarter 2005. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 0.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 1.0%, the eighth consecutive increase. PROPERTY AND BUSINESS SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 3.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 10.1% in the December quarter 2007, the strongest increase since September 2003. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 1.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate was relatively unchanged from the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 0.6% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 0.6%, following eight quarters of growth. Document Selection These documents will be presented in a new window.
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