8501.0 - Retail Trade Trends, Australia, Nov 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/01/2009
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NOVEMBER KEY POINTS
CHANGES IN THIS AND FUTURE ISSUES
Details of changes in this and future issues are described under Changes in this and future issues.
TIME SERIES DATA
The following trend, seasonally adjusted and original series are available from the Downloads tab of this issue:
Also available are standard errors by state and industry.
INTERPRETING MONTHLY MOVEMENTS
Due to the smaller sample size and sampling methodology (independent samples for each month of the quarter) in effect from July to October 2008, there is increased volatility in all series. The original and seasonally adjusted series are most affected and, as a result, the original and seasonally adjusted series are considered of limited use for measuring month to month movements. The ABS recommends using the trend series for this analysis.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Neil Hamilton on Canberra (02) 6252 5990.
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