8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Apr 2010  
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ANALYSIS


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

The chart below shows the trend series and seasonally adjusted series to April 2010.

In current price trend terms, Australian turnover increased 0.1% in April 2010 following an increase of 0.1% in each of March and February 2010.

Food retailing (0.2%) and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.2%) have had an increase in the trend for at least twenty three months. Other retailing (0.3%) had an increase for the sixth consecutive month in April 2010. Household good retailing (0.0%) remained unchanged in April. Department stores (-0.3%) decreased for the second consecutive month and Clothing, footwear & personal accessory retailing (-0.2%) decreased for the fourth consecutive month in April 2010.

The following states and territories have had an increase in the trend estimate for at least ten months: South Australia (0.7%), the Northern Territory (0.7%), Victoria (0.4%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.3%) and Western Australia (0.2%). Queensland (0.1%) increased for the second consecutive month and Tasmania (0.0%) remained unchanged in April 2010. New South Wales (-0.3%) decreased for the third consecutive month.

In current price seasonally adjusted terms, Australian turnover increased 0.6% in April 2010 following an increase of 0.8% in March 2010 and a decrease of 1.2% in February 2010.

In current price original terms, chains and other large retailers decreased 1.9% in April 2010. The estimate for smaller retailers decreased 3.1% in April 2010.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia (a)
Graph: Retail Turnover, Australia, Seasonally adjusted and Trend