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


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

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

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.2% in August 2012 following a rise of 0.3% in July 2012 and a rise of 0.3% in June 2012.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.2% in August 2012 following a fall of 0.8% in July 2012 and a rise of 1.2% in June 2012.

The original estimate for Australian turnover rose 1.8% in August 2012. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers rose 1.5% in August 2012. The original estimate for smaller retailers rose 2.5% in August 2012.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

The following states and territories rose in trend terms in August 2012: New South Wales (0.3%), Western Australia (0.5%), Queensland (0.2%), Victoria (0.1%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.5%) and the Northern Territory 0.3%. South Australia (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. Tasmania (-0.5%) fell in trend terms in August 2012.

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in August 2012: Western Australia (1.4%), Queensland (0.2%), New South Wales (0.1%), the Australian Capital Territory (1.2%) and South Australia (0.2%). Victoria (-0.1%), Tasmania (-0.7%) and the Northern Territory (-0.1%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in August 2012.

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