Australian Bureau of Statistics 

5676.0  Business Indicators, Australia, Dec 2009
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/03/2010 
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY In volume terms, the trend estimate for total inventories fell 0.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.2% this quarter. MINING In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits fell 10.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 2.0% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 1.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 8.4%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 4.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 5.5%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories rose 4.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.1% this quarter. MANUFACTURING In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 8.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 8.1% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries fell 0.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.3%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 1.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.5%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories fell 1.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.5% this quarter. ELECTRICITY, GAS, WATER AND WASTE SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 0.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.7% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 0.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.6% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services fell 3.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.3%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories rose 0.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 5.4% this quarter. CONSTRUCTION In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 4.5% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 2.7% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 0.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.7% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 0.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.9% this quarter. WHOLESALE TRADE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 5.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 29.0% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries fell 1.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.5%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 1.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 4.1%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories rose 0.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.9% this quarter. RETAIL TRADE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits fell 2.5% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 5.8% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 1.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.3%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services was relatively unchanged this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.1%. One reason for stronger sales results than reported in Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0) was increased sales of motor vehicles, particularly to small businesses in response to Federal Government investment incentives. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories fell 0.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.7% this quarter. ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 4.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 28.5% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 0.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.1% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services fell 1.0% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.2%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories fell 2.5% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 3.3% this quarter. TRANSPORT, POSTAL AND WAREHOUSING In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 0.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.5% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 0.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.8% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services fell 0.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate was relatively unchanged this quarter. INFORMATION MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits fell 0.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.7% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries fell 1.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 3.2% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services fell 0.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.1% this quarter. FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits fell 40.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 69.5% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries fell 0.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.4% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services fell 4.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 4.0% this quarter. RENTAL, HIRING AND REAL ESTATE SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 0.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 11.6% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries fell 3.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.2% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 0.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 6.9% this quarter. PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 19.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 11.1% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries fell 2.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 3.5% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 0.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.3% this quarter. ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 37.0% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 5.6% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries fell 1.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.2% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 1.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.9% this quarter. EDUCATION AND TRAINING In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 1.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.4% this quarter. HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries was relatively unchanged this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.2% this quarter. ARTS AND RECREATION SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 2.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.3% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries fell 0.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.7% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services fell 1.0% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 3.4% this quarter. OTHER SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 11.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 42.7% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 1.5% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.3% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 0.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.5% this quarter. Document Selection These documents will be presented in a new window.
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