8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Aug 2011  
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ANALYSIS - TOTAL RETAIL


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

The chart below shows the trend series and seasonally adjusted series to August 2011.

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.2% in August 2011 following a rise of 0.2% in July 2011 and a rise of 0.2% June 2011.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.6% in August 2011 following a rise of 0.6% in July 2011 and a fall of 0.1% in June 2011.

The original estimate for Australian turnover fell 0.2% in August 2011. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers fell 1.8% in August 2011. The original estimate for smaller retailers rose 2.7% in August 2011.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

The following states and territories rose in trend terms in August 2011: Western Australia (0.6%), Victoria (0.2%), Queensland (0.2%), New South Wales (0.1%), Tasmania (0.3%) and the Northern Territory (0.1%). South Australia (-0.1%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.2%) fell in trend terms in August 2011.

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in August 2011: New South Wales (1.0%), Queensland (0.5%), Western Australia (0.9%), Victoria (0.3%), South Australia (0.6%), Tasmania (0.8%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.3%). The Northern Territory (0.0%) was relatively unchanged.

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