Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Statistics turns on the lights

After earlier turning them off

In a welcome development the Bureau of Statistics announced that it would reinstate the full monthly retail trade survey which it downsized as a result of Budget cuts, citing “global developments” and heightened interest in the economy.

"Key macroeconomic statistics users had indicated that more robust monthly retail trade data are their top priority at this time for improved economic statistics."

Thank heavens.