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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY
In volume terms, the trend estimate for total inventories increased 1.0% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 1.3% this quarter, the fourth consecutive quarter of growth. MINING In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits declined by 2.7%, the fifth consecutive fall. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 11.6%, following growth of 6.3% in the previous quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 4.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 2.8%, following an increase of 6.6% in the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 1.5% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate decreased 0.5%, following a rise of 4.6% the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories increased 6.9% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 8.6% this quarter following strong growth of 6.2% in each of the previous two quarters. MANUFACTURING In current price terms, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits decreased 1.6% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 4.5% this quarter following six quarters of growth. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased by 0.7%. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.2% this quarter, the smallest increase since September quarter 2003. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services decreased 0.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate was virtually unchanged following a small fall of 0.4% in the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories increased 0.5% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate had a small fall of 0.1%, following three quarters of moderate growth. CONSTRUCTION In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 4.2% this quarter, the fourth consecutive quarter of strong growth. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 3.6% following a strong increase of 17.2% in the previous quarter. The trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 1.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate decreased 0.3% following increases in the previous ten quarters. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 2.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 3.6% this quarter, the fourth consecutive quarter of growth. WHOLESALE TRADE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 1.4% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 1.3%, following an increase of 3.4% in the previous quarter. In current prices, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 1.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate had a small fall of 0.2%, following two quarters of increase. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services was relatively unchanged (down 0.1%) this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.4%, following a fall of 1.2% in the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories increased by 1.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 1.8% following a 0.4% rise in the June quarter. RETAIL TRADE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 3.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate had strong growth of 6.4%, following an increase of 2.8% in the previous quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 1.6% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 1.2%, the sixth consecutive rise. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 0.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.9% following almost no change in the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for inventories increased by 0.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 0.7%, following a fall of 0.9% in the previous quarter. TRANSPORT AND STORAGE In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 1.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 13.7% following a strong fall of 12.3% in the previous quarter. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 3.7% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 4.1%, continuing on from the strong increase in the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 1.3% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.5%, the slowest growth rate since a fall in December quarter 2005. PROPERTY AND BUSINESS SERVICES In current prices, the trend estimate for company gross operating profits increased 0.8% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate decreased 0.4%, following five quarters of growth. In current price terms, the trend estimate for wages and salaries increased 2.6% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 3.1%, following a 2.5% increase in the previous quarter. In volume terms, the trend estimate for sales of goods and services increased 1.1% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate increased by 0.5%, the eighth consecutive quarter of growth. Document Selection These documents will be presented in a new window.
