8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Apr 2016  
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ANALYSIS - TOTAL RETAIL


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

The chart below shows the trend series and seasonally adjusted series to April 2016.

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.2% in April 2016 following a rise of 0.2% in March 2016 and a rise of 0.2% in February 2016.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.2% in April 2016 following a rise of 0.4% in March 2016 and a rise of 0.1% in February 2016.

The original estimate for Australian turnover fell 2.2% in April 2016. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers fell 3.3% in April 2016. The original estimate for smaller retailers fell 0.1% in April 2016.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

The following states and territories rose in trend terms in April 2016: New South Wales (0.3%), Victoria (0.2%), South Australia (0.3%), Western Australia (0.1%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.5%) and Tasmania (0.4%). Queensland (0.0%) and the Northern Territory (0.0%) were relatively unchanged in trend terms in April 2016.

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in April 2016: New South Wales (0.3%), Western Australia (0.6%), South Australia (0.5%), Tasmania (1.0%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.9%) and the Northern Territory (0.7%). Victoria (-0.3%) and Queensland (-0.1%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in April 2016.

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