Industry Report - Wholesale trade
Sensis® Business IndexWholesale trade
The wholesale trade sector recorded an 11 percentage point increase in SME confidence in the November 2012 Sensis® Business Index, with confidence sitting at 35%. Confidence amongst SMEs in the wholesale trade sector was well above the national average of 19%. Businesses that were confident reported good customer relations, the nature of the sector, using online sales and keeping their overheads low as key reasons for their confidence this quarter.
Industry gross value addedWholesale trade
Industry gross value added in wholesale trade rose 0.3% seasonally adjusted in the September 2012 quarter, down from 3.9% growth in the June quarter. By comparison, Australia’s gross value added rose by 0.3% for the September quarter, with Australia’s GDP rising by 0.5% overall for the quarter, seasonally adjusted. Wholesale trade accounts for 4.8% of Australia’s GDP, which has remained relatively consistent over the past decade.
Retail tradeWholesale trade
Sales in the wholesale trade sector rose 2.0% in seasonally adjusted terms in the September 2012 quarter.
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