8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, May 2017  
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 2017
April 2017 to May 2017
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
25 957.2
0.3
Seasonally Adjusted
26 083.6
0.6


Monthly Turnover, Current Prices - Trend Estimate
Graph: Monthly Turnover, Current Prices, Trend Estimate



MAY KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.3% in May 2017. This follows a rise of 0.3% in April 2017 and a rise of 0.3% in March 2017.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.6% in May 2017. This follows a rise of 1.0% in April 2017 and a fall of 0.1% in March 2017.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 3.2% in May 2017 compared with May 2016.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in May 2017: Food Retailing (0.3%), Household goods retailing (0.5%), Other retailing (0.5%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.4%), and Department stores (0.4%). Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.3%) fell in trend terms in May 2017.
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in May 2017: Victoria (0.6%), New South Wales (0.4%), South Australia (0.5%), Western Australia (0.1%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.5%), and Tasmania (0.4%). Queensland (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. The Northern Territory (-0.1%) fell in trend terms in May 2017.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2017 4 August 2017
July 2017 7 September 2017
August 2017 5 October 2017
September 2017 3 November 2017
October 2017 5 December 2017
November 2017 11 January 2018



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue includes updated online retail turnover estimates for the May 2017 reference month. These estimates are provided and explained within the appendix section of this publication.


REVISIONS

There are no revisions to the original estimates. Revisions to seasonally adjusted estimates are due to the concurrent methodology for deriving seasonal factors. For information on seasonal adjustment and trend estimation please refer to the explanatory notes of this publication.


TIME SERIES DATA

Data available from the Downloads tab of this issue on the ABS website include longer time series of tables in this publication:
  • Monthly retail turnover by state and 15 industry subgroups in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Monthly retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sectors, by six industry groups and also by state in original terms
  • Monthly retail turnover completely enumerated sector, total level in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly retail chain volume measures by six industry groups and also by state in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly retail turnover per capita in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly sales to households by selected service industries in original terms.


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