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5676.0 - Business Indicators, Australia, Jun 2014  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/09/2014 Released Today  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 14 to Jun Qtr 14
Jun Qtr 13 to Jun Qtr 14
%
%

Sales of goods and services (Chain volume measures)
Manufacturing
Trend
-0.2
-0.6
Seasonally Adjusted
0.5
-0.3
Wholesale trade
Trend
0.5
-0.5
Seasonally Adjusted
1.2
-0.9
Inventories (Chain volume measures)
Trend
-0.5
-2.4
Seasonally Adjusted
0.8
-2.0
Company gross operating profits
Trend
-1.8
3.2
Seasonally Adjusted
-6.9
0.8
Wages and salaries
Seasonally Adjusted
1.1
2.9


Inventories (volume terms), Trend estimates
Graph: Inventories (volume terms), Trend estimates

Company gross operating profits, Trend estimates
Graph: Company gross operating profits, Trend estimates




JUNE KEY POINTS


CHAIN VOLUME ESTIMATES
  • The trend estimate for inventories fell 0.5% in the June quarter 2014. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.8% this quarter.
  • The trend estimate for Manufacturing sales of goods and services fell 0.2% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.5%.
  • The trend estimate for Wholesale trade sales of goods and services rose 0.5% this quarter. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.2%.


CURRENT PRICE ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for company gross operating profits fell 6.9% in the June quarter 2014.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for wages and salaries rose 1.1% in the June quarter 2014.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2014 1 December 2014
December 2014 2 March 2015
March 2015 1 June 2015
June 2015 31 August 2015



COMPARISON BETWEEN COMPANY GROSS OPERATING PROFITS AND GROSS OPERATING SURPLUS

Valuation changes have had an impact on the value of inventories held by Australian businesses this quarter. An inventories valuation adjustment (IVA) is applied in the calculation of the gross operating surplus of private non-financial corporations (GOS) estimate in the Australian National Accounts. The IVA for the June quarter 2014 is -$1,962m which is $3,786m lower than the March quarter 2014 IVA of $1,824m.

No adjustment is made to the company gross operating profits (CGOP) estimate in this publication and, as a result, users should exercise caution when comparing CGOP and GOS. It should be noted that there are other differences between the two series. In particular, changes are made to GOS when annual benchmarks are applied and slightly different seasonal factors apply to the two series. Given this, while CGOP movements are an appropriate indicator for GOS, the two series will not have equivalent seasonally adjusted movements from quarter to quarter.


CHANGES IN NEXT ISSUE

As happens in September quarter each year, revisions to previously released data will occur as a result of the annual re-analysis of seasonally adjusted data series and the movement forward of the base year for the calculation of chain volume measures.


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