8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Apr 2012  
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ANALYSIS - TOTAL RETAIL


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

The chart below shows the trend series and seasonally adjusted series to April 2012.

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.3% in April 2012 following a rise of 0.3% in March 2012 and a rise of 0.3% in February 2012.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover fell 0.2% in April 2012 following a rise of 1.1% in March 2012 and a rise of 0.2% in February 2012.

The original estimate for Australian turnover fell 4.0% in April 2012. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers fell 3.4% in April 2012. The original estimate for smaller retailers fell 5.0% in April 2012.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

The following states and territories rose in trend terms in April 2012: Queensland (0.6%), Western Australia (0.7%), New South Wales (0.2%), South Australia (0.3%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.8%), Tasmania (0.1%) and the Northern Territory (0.2%). Victoria (0.0%) was relatively unchanged in trend terms in April 2012.

The following states and territories fell in seasonally adjusted terms in April 2012: Victoria (-1.6%), Western Australia (-0.2%), Tasmania (-0.6%), the Australian Capital Territory (-0.6%) and the Northern Territory (-0.9%). New South Wales (0.7%), South Australia (0.5%) and Queensland (0.1%) rose in seasonally adjusted terms in April 2012.

RETAIL TURNOVER, States and Territories
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, States and Territories