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4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2006 Edition 2  
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Contents >> Chapter 14.1 Other Leisure Products - Introduction >> Chapter 14.4 Other Leisure Products - Retail Industry Survey 1998-99

OTHER LEISURE PRODUCTS

RETAIL INDUSTRY SURVEY 1998-99

The information presented here comes from the publication Retail Industry, Commodity Sales, Australia, 1998-99 (cat. no. 8624.0). The product categories included in table 14.3 are those which were used in that publication and most closely align with one or more other leisure product classes as defined in the ACLC.


For 1998-99, Other toys and games had by far the greatest level of retail sales. Its value of $1,088.5m was almost two thirds of the total spent on selected other leisure products. However, the product categories with the highest percentage margins were Pets at 40.4% and Hobby equipment at 34.2%. The percentage margin for Other toys and games was 31.1%.


The two lowest percentage margins were provided by Caravans and camping trailers. The margins were 17.6% for new and 22.1% for used.

14.3 SELECTED OTHER LEISURE PRODUCTS, Retail sales - 1998-99

Sales value
Percentage margin
Product
$m
%

Caravans and camping trailers, new
212.0
17.6
Caravans and camping trailers, used
140.0
22.1
Hobby equipment
96.2
34.2
Pets
*95.3
40.4
Ride-on-toys
25.1
31.9
Other toys and games
1 088.5
31.1
Total
1 657.1
29.3

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
Source: Retail Industry, Commodity Sales, Australia, 1998-99 (cat. no. 8624.0).


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