1318.3 - Qld Stats, Jun 2007  
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CONSUMPTION AND INVESTMENT



RETAIL TURNOVER

The April 2007 trend estimate for Queensland's retail turnover was $ 3,866.8 million, a 7.7% increase compared with April 2006. Food retailing accounted for 40% of total retail turnover in April 2007 and Hospitality and service industries turnover contributed 16%.

Retail Turnover, Trend(a) - Percentage Change from Previous Month
Graph: Retail Turnover, Trend(a)—Percentage Change from Previous Month



The Queensland industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (trend) in the twelve months to April 2007 were Household goods, rising 19% to $616.5 million and Recreational goods rising 12% to $167.1 million. The industry group which reported the largest decrease in retail turnover was Clothing and soft goods, down 4.2% to $249.9 million.

Retail Turnover By Industry Group, Trend - Percentage change over twelve months to April 2007
Graph: Retail Turnover By Industry Group, Trend—Percentage change over twelve months to April 2007



Further information about this topic can be accessed at Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released monthly.



NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

In trend terms, 11,006 new passenger vehicles and 19,493 vehicles in total were sold in March 2007 in Queensland. Corresponding sales for Australia were 54,332 and 87,134.


In March 1997, new passenger vehicle sales accounted for 69% of total vehicle sales in Queensland. By March 2007, the proportion of new passenger vehicle sales had fallen to 57%.

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Queensland
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Queensland



Further information about new motor vehicle sales can be accessed from Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia (cat no. 9314.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released monthly.



PRIVATE NEW CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

Telstra Corporation was effectively privatised on 20 November 2006. For the purposes of ABS statistics, this change from public sector to private sector is effective from March quarter 2007. This change has impacted on the data series available for private new capital expenditure. Trend series data is not available for publication for March quarter 2007. For more information please see Information Paper: Future Treatment of Telstra in ABS Statistics, 2007 (cat. no. 8102.0).


In March quarter 2007, the Queensland chain volume seasonally adjusted estimate of private new capital expenditure was $3,900 million. This series has been affected by the privatisation of Telstra.


Further information on this topic can be accessed at Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.