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


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

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

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.1% in January 2012 following a rise of 0.1% in December 2011 and a rise of 0.2% in November 2011.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.3% in January 2012 following a fall of 0.1% in December 2011 and a relatively unchanged November 2011 (0.0%).

The original estimate for Australian turnover fell 25.0% in January 2012. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers fell 26.1% in January 2012. The original estimate for smaller retailers fell 22.9% in January 2012.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

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

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in January 2012: Queensland (1.7%), Western Australia (1.0%), the Northern Territory (3.5%), the Australian Capital Territory (2.1%) and Tasmania (0.1%). New South Wales (-0.5%), Victoria (-0.4%) and South Australia (-0.3%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in January 2012.

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