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4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2003  
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Contents >> Chapter 11.1 Products - Introduction >> Chapter 11.4 Products - Retail Industry Survey 1998-99



PRODUCTS


RETAIL INDUSTRY SURVEY 1998-99

Wetsuits is an example of sports and physical recreation products which could not be included in the table from the Retail Industry Survey (table 11.3) because they were part of a larger product category predominantly out-of-scope of the ACLC Product Classification. Conversely, bait supplies for fishing is an example of out-of-scope products which are included in the table because they are part of a product category which is predominantly in scope.


In 1998-99, the total value of retail sales of the selected sports and physical recreation products included in table 11.3 was $3,799.2m.


The product category with the greatest value of retail sales was Other sporting goods which recorded $893.0m. Other categories with relatively high levels of sales were Swimwear, tracksuits and other sportswear at $799.8m, and New boats, outboard motors and boat trailers with $620.5m.


The product categories with the highest percentage margins were Swimwear, tracksuits and other sportswear (40.1%) and Other sports footwear (37.3%). Percentage margins were also relatively high for Running and jogging shoes (35.5%) and Camping equipment (34.3%). Boats, outboard motors and boat trailers provided the two lowest percentage margins at 18.8% for new and 16.3% for used.

11.3 SELECTED SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION PRODUCTS, Retail sales - 1998-99

Sales value
Percentage margin(a)
Product
$
%

Bicycles
334.4
31.4
Boats, outboard motors and boat trailers, new
620.5
18.8
Boats, outboard motors and boat trailers, used
*124.0
16.3
Camping equipment
380.9
34.3
Fishing tackle and bait supplies
160.2
30.9
Other sporting goods
893.0
29.3
Hiking boots
*29.8
31.5
Running and jogging shoes
309.1
35.5
Other sports footwear
147.5
37.3
Swimwear, tracksuits and other sportswear
799.8
40.1
Total
3 799.2
31.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Sales margin as a percentage of sales value. Sales margin is the difference between purchase price and selling price.
Source: Retail Industry, Commodity Sales, Australia, 1998-99 (cat. no. 8624.0).


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