Industry Report - Transport and Storage
Sensis® Business IndexTransport and storage
The transport and storage sector recorded a 17 percentage point improvement in SME confidence in the November 2012 Sensis® Business Index, with confidence sitting at 3%. Confidence amongst SMEs in the transport and storage sector was well below the national average of 19%. SMEs in the sector cited increasing costs, cutting back on staff and expenses and a lack of business growth as the reasons for their confidence this quarter.
Industry gross value addedTransport, postal and warehousing
Industry gross value added in the transport, postal and warehousing sector fell 1.5% seasonally adjusted in the September 2012 quarter, down from 2.4% growth in the June quarter. The only sub-sector to record growth in the September quarter was rail, pipeline and other transport, which was up 0.2% for the quarter. The largest decline was recorded for transport, postal and storage services which was down 2.3% for the quarter.
Business IndicatorsTransport, postal and warehousing
Sales in the transport, postal and warehousing sector fell 2.1% in seasonally adjusted terms in the September 2012 quarter.
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