5676.0  Business Indicators, Australia, Mar 2009
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/06/2009
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY In volume terms, the trend estimate for total inventories fell 0.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.2% this quarter. MINING In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits fell 3.4% in the March quarter 2009. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 11.2% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 2.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate was unchanged. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods fell 2.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.4% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories rose 0.6% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 5.3% this quarter following falls in the previous five quarters. MANUFACTURING In current price terms, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits fell 20.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 24.5% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries was unchanged this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.5% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services fell 2.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 2.8%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories fell 2.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.7% this quarter. CONSTRUCTION In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits fell 3.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 6.5% this quarter following a fall of 15.6% in the previous quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 0.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.9% this quarter following a 2.5% fall in the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services fell 3.6% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.8% this quarter. WHOLESALE TRADE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits fell 2.0% in the March quarter 2009. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.4% this quarter following a fall of 11.2% in the previous quarter. In current prices, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 1.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.0% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services fell 1.6% in the March quarter 2009. The seasonally adjusted estimate was relatively unchanged this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories rose 1.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.7% this quarter following increases in the previous six quarters. RETAIL TRADE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits rose 4.0% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 15.5% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries rose 0.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.1%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services was relatively unchanged this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.9%. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories fell 1.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 2.7% this quarter. TRANSPORT AND STORAGE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits fell 2.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 7.8% this quarter following two quarters of falls. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries fell 1.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.4% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services fell 2.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.1% this quarter. PROPERTY AND BUSINESS SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits fell 8.6% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 14.7% this quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries fell 1.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 3.8% this quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services fell 3.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 4.1% this quarter. Document Selection These documents will be presented in a new window.
