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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/08/2009   
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ANALYSIS


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

The chart below shows the trend series, to November 2008, and seasonally adjusted series, to June 2009.

The current price, monthly seasonally adjusted series are estimated using forward seasonal factors based on data to the June 2008 reference month. Therefore, the seasonal adjustment factors have not been influenced by spending associated with the stimulus packages.

In current price seasonally adjusted terms, Australian turnover decreased by 1.4% in June 2009. Australian turnover has increased in seven of the eight months prior to June 2009 including a 3.8% increase in December 2008.

All industry and state seasonally adjusted estimates for June 2009 are above the level of the comparable trend estimate at November 2008.

RETAIL TURNOVER(a), Australia
Graph: Total retail turnover, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - QUARTERLY

In seasonally adjusted terms, June quarter 2009 had a 2.0% increase in volumes and a 0.1% increase in prices.

In June quarter 2009, all states except the Northern Territory (-2.9%) had an increase in volumes. The States with the largest increases were Victoria, Queensland (both +2.4%) and New South Wales (+2.3%).

All industries had an increase in volumes in the June quarter 2009. The largest increases were in the Clothing and soft good retailing (+3.7%), Household good retailing (+3.0%) and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (+2.3%) industries.


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