1318.3 - Qld Stats, Jun 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/06/2008
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New Motor Vehicle Sales
Private New Capital Expenditure
The April 2008 trend estimate for Queensland's retail turnover was $4,155.6 million, a 5.4% increase since April 2007. Food retailing accounted for 41% of total retail turnover in April 2008 and Hospitality and service industries turnover contributed 17%.
In the twelve months to April 2008, the industry groups with the largest percentage increases in retail turnover (trend) were Recreational goods rising 27% to $175.0 million and Other retailing which increased 15% to $393.6 million. Decreases in total turnover were experienced in Clothing and soft good retailing (-14% to $213.3 million), Hospitality and service industries (-2.9% to $711.0 million) and in Household goods retailing (-0.7% to $639.1 million).
Retail Turnover By Industry Group, Queensland, Trend - Percentage change over twelve months to April 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, 10,238 new passenger vehicles and 19,666 vehicles in total were sold in April 2008 in Queensland. Corresponding sales for Australia were 52,080 and 89,775.
In April 1998, new passenger vehicle sales accounted for 66% of total new vehicle sales in Queensland. By April 2008, the proportion of new passenger vehicle sales had fallen to 52%.
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 December 2007 and the March 2008 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of private new capital expenditure increased marginally by 2.8% to $4,273 million.
During the same period, expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery increased by 2.1% to $2,770 million while expenditure on Buildings and structures increased by 3.9% to $1,503 million.
Comparing the March 2008 quarter with the March 2007 quarter, Queensland's total private new capital expenditure increased by 11%. Expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery grew by 8.9% and expenditure on Buildings and structures increased by 14%.
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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