8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2010  
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ANALYSIS


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

The chart below shows the trend series and seasonally adjusted series to June 2010.

In current price trend terms, Australian turnover increased 0.3% in June 2010 following an increase of 0.2% in both May 2010 and April 2010.

Food retailing (0.4%) and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.3%) have had an increase in the trend estimate for over two years. Clothing, footwear & personal accessory retailing (0.4%), Household goods retailing (0.3%) and Other retailing (0.1%) each increased in June 2010. Department stores (-0.1%) decreased for the fifth consecutive month in June 2010.

The following states and territories have had an increase in the trend estimate in June 2010: Victoria (0.5%), Northern Territory (0.5%), South Australia (0.5%), New South Wales (0.2%) and Queensland (0.1%). Tasmania (0.0%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.0%) remained unchanged in June 2010. Western Australia (-0.1%) decreased for the second consecutive month.

In current price seasonally adjusted terms, Australian turnover increased by 0.2% in June 2010 following increases of 0.2% in May 2010 and 0.6% in April 2010.

In current price original terms, chains and other large retailers decreased 0.7% in June 2010. The estimate for smaller retailers decreased 1.6% in June 2010.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia (a)
Graph: Retail Turnover, Australia, Seasonally adjusted and Trend



TOTAL RETAIL - QUARTERLY

In seasonally adjusted terms, the June quarter 2010 had a 0.8% increase in volume and a 0.1% increase in prices.

In the June quarter 2010, Clothing, footwear and other personal accessory retailing (2.8%), Household goods retailing (2.4%). Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food (0.8%) and Food retailing (0.1%) increased in seasonally adjusted volume terms. Department stores (-1.4%) and Other retailing (-0.6%) decreased in seasonally adjusted volume terms.

Victoria (2.0%), South Australia (1.6%), Northern Territory (1.3%), Queensland (0.5%) and NSW (0.4%) increased in seasonally adjusted volume terms. Western Australia (-0.8), Tasmania (-0.5) and Australian Capital Territory (-0.1%) decreased in seasonally adjusted terms in the June quarter 2010.