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5676.0 - Business Indicators, Australia, Jun 2008  
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FEATURED SERIES

The following graphs and commentary refer to seasonally adjusted and trend estimates of sales of goods and services ('Sales') and inventories ('Inv.') in volume terms, and wages and salaries ('Wages') and company gross operating profits ('CGOP') in current price terms.


TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES

In current price terms, the seasonally adjusted estimate for company gross operating profits rose 14.3% in the June quarter 2008. There is a break in the trend company gross operating profits series this quarter due to a very large once-off contract mining price rise on 1st April 2008. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 1.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.3%.

Graph: Total All Industries - CGOP and Wages

In volume terms, the trend estimate for total inventories rose 0.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.3% this quarter which is the seventh consecutive rise.

Graph: Total All Industries - Inventories


MINING

In current prices, the seasonally adjusted estimate for company gross operating profits rose 40.5% in the June quarter 2008. This rise was in part due to the effect of increases in prices achieved in mining contracts. This has resulted in a break being applied to the Mining trend company gross operating profits series. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 2.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.2%.

Graph: Mining - CGOP and Wages

In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods rose 3.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 6.0% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories fell 4.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 6.2% this quarter.

Graph: Mining - Inventories and Sales


MANUFACTURING

In current price terms, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 5.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 14.6% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 1.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.2% this quarter.

Graph: Manufacturing - CGOP and Wages

In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 1.1%. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.4%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories rose 0.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.7% this quarter.

Graph: Manufacturing - Inventories and Sales


CONSTRUCTION

In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 1.6% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 20.4% this quarter following a fall in the March quarter of 15.6%. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 3.6% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 6.4% for this quarter.

Graph: Construction - CGOP and Wages

In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 1.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose strongly 8.7% after the series fell 4.1% in the March quarter.

Graph: Construction - Sales


WHOLESALE TRADE

In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits fell 0.6% in the June quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.5% following an 8.5% fall in the March quarter. In current prices, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 1.2% in the June quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.0% this quarter.

Graph: Wholesale Trade - CGOP and Wages

In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 0.8% in the June quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.1% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories rose 1.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.4% this quarter.

Graph: Wholesale Trade - Inventories and Sales


RETAIL TRADE

In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 2.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 7.8% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 1.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.9%.

Graph: Retail Trade - CGOP and Wages

In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 1.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.8%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories rose 2.0% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.0% this quarter.

Graph: Retail Trade - Inventories and Sales


TRANSPORT AND STORAGE

In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 2.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.4% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 1.6% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.9%.

Graph: Transport and Storage - CGOP and Wages

In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 2.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.2% this quarter.

Graph: Transport and Storage - Sales


PROPERTY AND BUSINESS SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 1.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 4.0% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 2.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.6% this quarter.

Graph: Property and Business Services - CGOP and Wages

In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services rose 1.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.1% this quarter.

Graph: Property and Business Services - Sales


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