1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Sep 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)

2004-05
5 384
39 085
33 025
24 338
1 071
102 903
6 153
40 514
36 127
24 557
1 091
108 261
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
37 610
25 572
1 050
110 370

Percentage change from previous year

2004-05
19.1
6.2
8.0
7.0
-1.6
7.5
-2.1
-2.2
6.5
7.4
-7.8
3.0
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

Seasonally Adjusted ($ million)

2005-2006
March
6 566
39 996
35 427
26 237
1 129
109 355
6 152
39 450
38 555
26 255
1 115
111 478
June
6 643
40 544
35 574
26 611
1 160
110 532
5 949
38 786
38 469
26 259
1 134
110 598
2006-2007
September
6 792
40 473
35 852
26 545
1 117
110 779
6 081
38 302
38 095
26 015
1 087
109 580
December
7 077
40 985
36 210
27 003
1 116
112 391
6 278
38 602
37 532
26 259
1 062
109 733
March
7 471
41 125
36 557
27 215
1 139
113 507
6 694
38 727
38 050
26 479
1 080
111 030
June
7 764
41 780
37 036
27 324
1 120
115 024
7 069
39 071
38 159
26 275
1 053
111 626
2007-2008
September
8 092
42 078
37 509
27 769
1 146
116 594
7 536
39 223
38 747
26 501
1 066
113 074
December
8 180
43 239
38 247
28 095
1 171
118 932
7 296
39 587
39 205
26 836
1 062
113 988
March
8 197
44 560
39 029
28 721
1 156
121 663
7 064
40 076
39 534
27 333
1 031
115 039

Percentage change from previous quarter - Seasonally Adjusted

2006-2007
December
4.2
1.3
1.0
1.7
-0.1
1.5
3.2
0.8
-1.5
0.9
-2.4
0.1
March
5.6
0.3
1.0
0.8
2.1
1.0
6.6
0.3
1.4
0.8
1.7
1.2
June
3.9
1.6
1.3
0.4
-1.7
1.3
5.6
0.9
0.3
-0.8
-2.5
0.5
2007-2008
September
4.2
0.7
1.3
1.6
2.3
1.4
6.6
0.4
1.5
0.9
1.3
1.3
December
1.1
2.8
2.0
1.2
2.2
2.0
-3.2
0.9
1.2
1.3
-0.4
0.8
March
0.2
3.1
2.0
2.2
-1.3
2.3
-3.2
1.2
0.8
1.9
-2.9
0.9

Trend ($ million)

2005-2006
March
6 224
40 150
35 334
26 308
1 127
109 143
6 068
39 445
38 416
26 212
1 116
111 213
June
6 553
40 360
35 660
26 492
1 137
110 202
6 036
38 797
38 411
26 187
1 114
110 546
2006-2007
September
6 838
40 610
35 874
26 703
1 133
111 158
6 078
38 473
38 065
26 183
1 096
109 895
December
7 115
40 890
36 188
26 926
1 123
112 242
6 303
38 503
37 810
26 239
1 075
109 930
March
7 445
41 203
36 569
27 162
1 123
113 502
6 704
38 741
37 881
26 320
1 064
110 711
June
7 790
41 628
37 009
27 413
1 134
114 974
7 121
39 003
38 247
26 386
1 065
111 823
2007-2008
September
8 021
42 332
37 587
27 739
1 146
116 825
7 322
39 285
38 716
26 550
1 062
112 935
December
8 165
43 275
38 253
28 168
1 158
119 019
7 315
39 626
39 150
26 859
1 053
114 004
March
8 262
44 289
38 943
28 642
1 166
121 302
7 196
39 977
39 591
27 241
1 044
115 048

Percentage change from previous quarter - Trend

2006-2007
December
4.0
0.7
0.9
0.8
-0.9
1.0
3.7
0.1
-0.7
0.2
-2.0
0.0
March
4.6
0.8
1.1
0.9
0.0
1.1
6.4
0.6
0.2
0.3
-1.0
0.7
June
4.6
1.0
1.2
0.9
1.0
1.3
6.2
0.7
1.0
0.3
0.1
1.0
2007-2008
September
3.0
1.7
1.6
1.2
1.1
1.6
2.8
0.7
1.2
0.6
-0.3
1.0
December
1.8
2.2
1.8
1.5
1.0
1.9
-0.1
0.9
1.1
1.2
-0.8
0.9
March
1.2
2.3
1.8
1.7
0.7
1.9
-1.6
0.9
1.1
1.4
-0.9
0.9

(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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