1318.3 - Qld Stats, Sep 2008  
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Image: Consumption and InvestmentCONSUMPTION AND INVESTMENT


Retail trade
New motor vehicle sales
Private new capital expenditure


RETAIL TRADE

Significant changes have been made to the Retail Business Survey design. For information about these changes, please refer to the feature article Changes to monthly Retail trade statistics contained in Retail Trade Trends, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0).

The July 2008 trend estimate for Queensland's retail turnover was $3,750.9 million, a 3.6% increase since July 2007.

Retail Turnover(a), Trend, All Industries - Queensland
Graph: Retail Turnover(a), Trend, All Industries—Queensland


Further information about this topic can be accessed at Retail Trade Trends, 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, 9,526 new passenger vehicles and 18,313 new vehicles in total were sold in July 2008 in Queensland. Corresponding sales for Australia were 51,699 and 86,772. When comparing July 2008 with June 2008, Queensland recorded a decrease in total new vehicle sales of -1.1%.

In July 1998, new passenger vehicle sales accounted for 67% of total new vehicle sales in Queensland. By July 2008, the proportion for new passenger vehicle sales had fallen to 52%.

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Trend(a) - Queensland
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Trend(a)—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

Between the March 2008 and the June 2008 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of private new capital expenditure increased by 4.3% to $4,594 million.

During the same period, expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery increased by 2.6% to $2,893 million while expenditure on Buildings and structures increased by 7.4% to $1,701 million.

Comparing the June 2008 quarter with the June 2007 quarter, Queensland's total private new capital expenditure increased by 17%. Expenditure on Equipment, plant and machinery grew by 11% and expenditure on Buildings and structures increased by 28%.

Private New Capital Expenditure, Trend, Chain Volume Measures - Queensland: by quarter
Graph: Private New Capital Expenditure, Trend, Chain Volume Measures—Queensland: by quarter


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.