1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2009  
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RETAIL

  • The retail trade trend series was suspended in November 2008 as it was not possible to determine the trend in retail turnover for the period affected by the government's economic stimulus packages and other influences associated with global economic conditions.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, monthly retail turnover in Western Australia increased marginally (0.4%) in August 2009 to nearly $2.2 billion, after small decreases in the two previous months.
  • While there were some fluctuations in the seasonally adjusted data through the year, monthly retail turnover in Western Australia has remained above $2 billion. This may have been due, at least in part, to the government's stimulus packages.



  • The August 2009 increase in turnover was driven primarily by Food retailing (up 2.9%) and Department stores (up 3.4%). All other major retail trade groups had small decreases in monthly turnover, with Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retail outlets experiencing the largest decrease (down 4.9%).

1 Retail trade, monthly turnover - current prices: seasonally adjusted(a)

Food
Dept
Stores
Clothing
etc(b)
Household
good
Other
retailing
Cafes
etc(c)
Total

Seasonally adjusted ($m)

2008
June
818.1
168.8
182.5
392.2
249.6
267.2
2 078.5
July
844.6
175.2
182.4
396.3
250.8
269.1
2 118.4
August
849.8
174.7
180.1
394.1
248.4
271.1
2 118.2
September
842.6
176.0
174.6
384.0
242.8
269.3
2 089.3
October
841.2
174.6
170.1
383.1
239.9
269.5
2 078.5
November
852.0
170.1
166.5
378.4
235.5
268.9
2 071.3
December
852.6
183.0
175.5
421.7
248.3
252.4
2 133.5
2009
January
890.7
184.9
170.4
401.0
253.2
249.4
2 149.5
February
881.6
161.8
164.8
382.1
239.8
259.3
2 089.3
March
882.4
188.2
177.8
388.3
247.2
267.2
2 151.1
April
863.8
164.6
167.3
406.1
229.7
265.4
2 096.8
May
887.2
190.7
180.8
410.8
240.3
275.6
2 185.4
June
875.9
181.5
181.7
417.4
246.5
262.7
2 165.8
July
862.6
175.0
171.1
412.5
258.6
267.1
2 146.8
August
887.7
180.9
162.7
406.1
256.0
263.0
2 156.2

(a) The retail trade statistics are presented according to the 2006 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification(ANZSIC2006). For further information refer to Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0) .
(b) Includes footwear and personal accesory
(c) Includes restaurants and takeaway services
Source: Retail Trade, Australia, cat. no. 8501.0
Note: As of July 2008, all historical data have been revised as a result of changes to the survey design.



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