1318.3 - Qld Stats, Mar 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/03/2008
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New Motor Vehicle Sales
Private New Capital Expenditure
The January 2008 trend estimate for Queensland's retail turnover was $4,154.9 million, a 9.2% increase since January 2007. Food retailing accounted for 40% of total retail turnover in January 2008 and Hospitality and service industries turnover contributed 18%.
In the twelve months to January 2008, the industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (trend) were Recreational goods rising 23% to $167.3 million and Other retailing which increased 14% to $384.8 million. Clothing and soft goods retailing was the only group to show a decrease: -13% to $210.4 million.
Retail Turnover By Industry Group, Queensland, Trend - Percentage change over twelve months to January 2008
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, 10,981 new passenger vehicles and 20,577 vehicles in total were sold in January 2008 in Queensland. Corresponding sales for Australia were 54,359 and 91,958.
In January 1998, new passenger vehicle sales accounted for 67% of total new vehicle sales in Queensland. By January 2008, the proportion of new passenger vehicle sales had fallen to 53%.
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
Between the September 2007 and the December 2007 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of private new capital expenditure increased marginally by less than 0.1% to $3,992 million.
During the same period, expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery increased by 0.4% to $2,642 million while expenditure on Buildings and structures decreased by -0.7% to $1,350 million.
Comparing the December 2007 quarter with the December 2006 quarter, Queensland's total private new capital expenditure increased by 9.4%. Expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery grew by 9.2% and expenditure on Buildings and structures increased by 9.7%.
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.
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