Australian Bureau of Statistics 

5676.0  Business Indicators, Australia, Jun 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/09/2007 
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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 0.4% this quarter following an increase of 1.5% in the March quarter. MINING In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits declined by 1.0%, the fourth consecutive fall. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose by 3.8% following three consecutive quarters of falls. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 3.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 4.5%, following an increase of 2.9% in the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 0.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 4.0%, following falls in each of the previous two quarters. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories increased 4.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 5.1% this quarter following growth of 6.4% in the previous quarter with bad weather affecting shipments late in the June quarter. MANUFACTURING In current price terms, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 1.6%. The seasonally adjusted estimate also increased by 1.6% this quarter following a 5.5% increase the previous quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 1.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 1.5%, a little slower than the 1.8% increase in the March quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 0.5%. The seasonally adjusted estimate decreased by 0.3% following three consecutive increases. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories increased 0.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.8%, a similar growth rate to the previous quarter. CONSTRUCTION In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 7.0% this quarter following a revised rise of 8.0% in the March quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 13.8% following a virtually flat (0.3%) increase in the previous quarter. The trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 3.0% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 1.6% following strong increases in the previous two quarters. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 2.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 2.6% this quarter, a little faster than the 2.3% increase in the March quarter. WHOLESALE TRADE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 0.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 2.6% after a small fall (0.4%) the previous quarter. In current prices, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 1.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 1.2% following a 3.2% rise in the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 1.0% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.4% which was somewhat slower than the previous two quarters. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories increased by 0.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.7% following a 1.7% rise in the March quarter. RETAIL TRADE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 5.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 3.0%, following an increase of 6.3% in the previous quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 1.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 1.5%, the fifth consecutive rise. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 1.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate decreased 0.4% following three consecutive increases. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories was virtually unchanged this quarter rising only $9 million. The seasonally adjusted estimate decreased by 1.6%, falling after two consecutive increases. TRANSPORT AND STORAGE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 0.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate declined by 9.6%, the first decline since the December 2005 quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 3.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 4.4%, the strongest rise since March quarter 2002. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 2.0% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.6%, the slowest growth rate since a fall in December quarter 2005. PROPERTY AND BUSINESS SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 3.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 3.2%. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 2.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 2.1%, a little over half the 4.0% rise in each of the previous two quarters. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 1.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 2.5% following a relatively flat increase of 0.5% in the previous quarter. Document Selection These documents will be presented in a new window.
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