5250.0 - Australian Business Expectations, Mar 2001 and Dec 2001  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/01/2001   
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Estimates of percentage change in key business performance indicators obtained from a sample survey of business in all industries except general government and agriculture, forestry and fishing. Expected aggregate percentage change and percentage weighted net balance (percentage of businesses expecting an increase minus the percentage of businesses expecting a decrease) is provided with respect to the next quarter (compared with the current quarter), and the current quarter of the following year (compared with the current quarter). The following indicators are provided: operating income; selling prices; profits; capital expenditure; inventories; employment; wage costs; non-wage labour costs; other operating expenses; and total operating expenses. The data are presented by Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) divisions and by size of business.

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