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


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

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

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.2% in February 2011 following a rise of 0.1% in January 2011 and a rise of 0.1% December 2010.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.5% in February 2011 following a rise of 0.4% in January 2011 and a rise of 0.1% in December 2010.

The original estimate for Australian turnover fell 9.9% in February 2011. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers fell 13.3% in February 2011. The original estimate for smaller retailers fell 3.5% in February 2011.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

The following states and territories rose in trend terms in February 2011: Queensland (0.5%), Western Australia (0.8%), New South Wales (0.1%), the Northern Territory (0.8%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.4%). South Australia (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. Victoria (-0.3%) and Tasmania (-0.2%) fell in trend terms in February 2011.

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in February 2011: Queensland (2.3%), Western Australia (1.6%), Tasmania (1.3%) and the Northern Territory (1.7%). Victoria (-0.3%), South Australia (-0.5%), the Australian Capital Territory (-1.5%) and New South Wales (-0.1%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in February 2011.

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