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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Apr 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/06/2010   
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Apr 10
Mar 10 to Apr 10
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend estimates
20 050.0
Seasonally adjusted estimates
20 119.3

Monthly Turnover, Current prices - Trend estimate
Graph: Monthly turnover_current prices_trend_% change



  • The trend estimate increased 0.1% in April 2010. This follows a 0.1% increase in March 2010 and a 0.1% increase in February 2010.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.6% in April 2010. This follows a 0.8% increase in March 2010 and 1.2% decrease in February 2010.
  • In original terms, Australian turnover decreased 2.4% in April 2010. Australian turnover increased 0.9% in April 2010 compared with April 2009.
  • The following industries increased in trend terms in April 2010: Other retailing (0.3%), Food retailing (0.2%) and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.2%). Household good retailing (0.0%) remained unchanged. Department stores (-0.3%) and Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.2%) decreased in April 2010.
  • The following states and territories increased in trend terms in April 2010: South Australia (0.7%), the Northern Territory (0.7%), Victoria (0.4%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.3%), Western Australia (0.2%) and Queensland (0.1%). Tasmania (0.0%) remained unchanged and New South Wales (-0.3%) decreased in April 2010.



ISSUE Release Date
May 2010 1 July 2010
June 2010 3 August 2010
July 2010 31 August 2010
August 2010 5 October 2010
September 2010 4 November 2010
October 2010 2 December 2010


There are no changes in this issue.


There are no revisions to the original estimates. Revisions to seasonally adjusted estimates are due to the concurrent methodology for deriving seasonal factors.


Data available from the Downloads tab of this issue on the ABS website include longer time series of tables in this publication, the quarterly chain volume measures and the following additional current price monthly series:

  • Retail turnover by state and 15 industry subgroups in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sector, by six industry groups in original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sector, by state in original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated sector, total level in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Katlean Pussell on Sydney (02) 9268 4568.

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