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


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

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

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.1% in August 2016 following a rise of 0.1% in July 2016 and a rise of 0.1% in June 2016.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.4% in August 2016 following a relatively unchanged result of 0.0% in July 2016 and a rise of 0.1% in June 2016.

The original estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.1% in August 2016. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers fell 1.1% in August 2016. The original estimate for smaller retailers rose 2.5% in August 2016.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

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

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in August 2016: Victoria (0.7%), New South Wales (0.5%), Queensland (0.7%), South Australia (0.4%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.7%). Western Australia (-0.5%), the Northern Territory (-0.5%) and Tasmania (-0.1%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in August 2016.

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