1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Oct 2008  
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INVENTORIES

Book value of inventories owned by private business(a)

Current Price
Chain Volume Measures(b)
Period
Mining
Manufac-
turing
Whole-
sale trade
Retail trade
Other selected indus-
tries
Total
Mining
Manufac-
turing
Whole-
sale trade
Retail trade
Other selected indus-
tries
Total

Annual ($ million)

2005-06
6 643
40 623
35 041
25 903
1 157
109 368
5 904
38 868
38 108
25 561
1 131
109 573
2006-07
7 780
41 830
36 533
26 594
1 117
113 854
7 010
39 127
37 609
25 572
1 050
110 370
2007-08
8 398
45 996
39 930
29 049
1 091
124 465
6 491
39 792
40 159
27 440
985
114 870

Percentage change from previous year

2005-06
23.4
3.9
6.1
6.4
8.1
6.3
-4.0
-4.1
5.5
4.1
3.7
1.2
2006-07
17.1
3.0
4.3
2.7
-3.5
4.1
18.7
0.7
-1.3
0.0
-7.2
0.7
2007-08
7.9
10.0
9.3
9.2
-2.3
9.3
-7.4
1.7
6.8
7.3
-6.2
4.1

Seasonally Adjusted ($ million)

2005-2006
June
6 640
40 480
35 555
26 538
1 166
110 379
5 974
38 727
38 433
26 187
1 140
110 461
2006-2007
September
6 792
40 490
35 843
26 532
1 117
110 774
6 076
38 314
38 093
26 003
1 087
109 573
December
7 077
40 970
36 210
27 029
1 114
112 400
6 288
38 588
37 520
26 285
1 061
109 740
March
7 475
41 212
36 594
27 294
1 134
113 709
6 649
38 812
38 118
26 556
1 075
111 210
June
7 760
41 675
37 000
27 223
1 126
114 784
7 120
38 973
38 111
26 178
1 059
111 441
2007-2008
September
8 093
42 103
37 504
27 754
1 147
116 601
7 527
39 245
38 748
26 486
1 066
113 073
December
8 179
43 222
38 252
28 124
1 163
118 940
7 307
39 573
39 198
26 864
1 055
113 997
March
8 260
44 819
39 242
28 912
1 151
122 384
7 047
40 320
39 757
27 515
1 026
115 666
June
8 367
45 776
40 412
29 723
1 103
125 381
6 608
39 630
40 725
28 077
995
116 037

Percentage change from previous quarter - Seasonally Adjusted

2006-2007
March
5.6
0.6
1.1
1.0
1.8
1.2
5.8
0.6
1.6
1.0
1.3
1.3
June
3.8
1.1
1.1
-0.3
-0.7
0.9
7.1
0.4
0.0
-1.4
-1.4
0.2
2007-2008
September
4.3
1.0
1.4
1.9
1.9
1.6
5.7
0.7
1.7
1.2
0.7
1.5
December
1.1
2.7
2.0
1.3
1.4
2.0
-2.9
0.8
1.2
1.4
-1.1
0.8
March
1.0
3.7
2.6
2.8
-1.0
2.9
-3.6
1.9
1.4
2.4
-2.7
1.5
June
1.3
2.1
3.0
2.8
-4.2
2.4
-6.2
-1.7
2.4
2.0
-3.1
0.3

Trend ($ million)

2005-2006
June
6 553
40 347
35 654
26 472
1 139
110 165
6 042
38 784
38 403
26 168
1 115
110 512
2006-2007
September
6 838
40 610
35 870
26 696
1 134
111 148
6 078
38 471
38 059
26 177
1 097
109 882
December
7 115
40 899
36 192
26 944
1 122
112 272
6 299
38 512
37 817
26 256
1 074
109 958
March
7 445
41 213
36 574
27 173
1 122
113 527
6 700
38 750
37 894
26 332
1 064
110 740
June
7 786
41 601
36 992
27 383
1 135
114 897
7 129
38 978
38 234
26 358
1 066
111 764
2007-2008
September
8 037
42 265
37 529
27 675
1 150
116 656
7 390
39 315
38 671
26 489
1 064
112 929
December
8 179
43 353
38 325
28 231
1 153
119 241
7 301
39 669
39 217
26 920
1 049
114 156
March
8 279
44 596
39 275
28 914
1 142
122 206
7 027
39 901
39 878
27 480
1 027
115 313
June
8 358
45 807
40 276
29 626
1 119
125 186
6 690
39 987
40 567
28 020
1 002
116 266

Percentage change from previous quarter - Trend

2006-2007
March
4.6
0.8
1.1
0.8
0.0
1.1
6.4
0.6
0.2
0.3
-1.0
0.7
June
4.6
0.9
1.1
0.8
1.2
1.2
6.4
0.6
0.9
0.1
0.2
0.9
2007-2008
September
3.2
1.6
1.5
1.1
1.3
1.5
3.7
0.9
1.1
0.5
-0.2
1.0
December
1.8
2.6
2.1
2.0
0.3
2.2
-1.2
0.9
1.4
1.6
-1.4
1.1
March
1.2
2.9
2.5
2.4
-1.0
2.5
-3.8
0.6
1.7
2.1
-2.1
1.0
June
1.0
2.7
2.5
2.5
-2.0
2.4
-4.8
0.2
1.7
2.0
-2.4
0.8

(a) Excludes public sector and all businesses classified to agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, community services and construction. Data is as at the end of period.
(b) Reference year 2005-06.
Source: Business Indicators, Australia, (cat. no. 5676.0)






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