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Wholesale Industry Survey

Name of Collection
Wholesale Industry Survey

Assistant Director
Services Industries Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: Canberra 02 6252 5644
Facsimile: Canberra 02 6252 7004
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au
Internet: www.abs.gov.au

To provide information on the size, structure, operations and output of the wholesale industry.

The last Wholesale Industry Survey (WIS) was conducted in respect of the 1991-1992 reference year. It was based on a sample survey of 11,000 wholesale businesses. Financial information on income, commodity sales, expenses, assets, and liabilities, were collected by mail questionnaire.

Data Detail

  • Number of businesses/management units;
  • Persons employed;
  • Wages and salaries;
  • Turnover;
  • Cost of goods sold;
  • Total assets;
  • Total liabilities;
  • Industry gross product;
  • Performance measures (e.g. turnover ratios) by size of business and ANZSIC group;
  • Income and expenditure by ANZSIC group; and
  • Wholesale sales by main commodity items and ANZSIC group.

    In relation to transport, data are available for motor vehicle wholesaling.

    Geographic Coverage
    Australia, States and Territories.

    Frequency of Data Availability
    Data release is irregular.

    Historical Data
    The survey was conducted in 1968-69, 1981-82 and 1991-92.

    Products and Services
    Wholesale Industry, Australia (cat. no. 8638.0)
    Special data services are available on request.

    Example of Information Available

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