RETAIL INDUSTRY SURVEY 1998-99
Wetsuits is an example of sports and physical recreation products which could not be included in the table from the Retail Industry Survey (table 11.3) because they were part of a larger product category predominantly out of scope of the ACLC Product Classification. Conversely, bait supplies for fishing is an example of out-of-scope products which are included in the table because they are part of a product category which is predominantly in scope.
In 1998-99, the total value of retail sales of the selected sports and physical recreation products included in table 11.3 was $3,799.2m.
The product category with the greatest value of retail sales was Other sporting goods which recorded $893.0m. Other categories with relatively high levels of sales were Swimwear, tracksuits and other sportswear at $799.8m, and New boats, outboard motors and boat trailers with $620.5m.
The product categories with the highest percentage margins were Swimwear, tracksuits and other sportswear (40.1%) and Other sports footwear (37.3%). Percentage margins were also relatively high for Running and jogging shoes (35.5%) and Camping equipment (34.3%). Boats, outboard motors and boat trailers provided the two lowest percentage margins at 18.8% for new and 16.3% for used.
11.3 SELECTED SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION PRODUCTS, Retail sales - 1998-99
|Boats, outboard motors and boat trailers, new |
|Boats, outboard motors and boat trailers, used |
|Camping equipment |
|Fishing tackle and bait supplies |
|Other sporting goods |
|Hiking boots |
|Running and jogging shoes |
|Other sports footwear |
|Swimwear, tracksuits and other sportswear |
|* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution |
|(a) Sales margin as a percentage of sales value. Sales margin is the difference between purchase price and selling price. |
|Source: Retail Industry, Commodity Sales, Australia, 1998-99 (cat. no. 8624.0). |