8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Oct 2010  
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ANALYSIS - TOTAL RETAIL


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

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

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in October 2010 following a rise of 0.1% in September 2010 and a rise of 0.2% in August 2010.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover fell 1.1% in October 2010 following a rise of 0.1% in September 2010 and a rise of 0.2% in August 2010.

The original estimate for Australian turnover rose 3.3% in October 2010. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers rose 4.2% in October 2010. The original estimate for smaller retailers rose 1.8% in October 2010.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia (a)
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia (a)



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

The following states and territories rose in trend terms in October 2010: Victoria (0.3%), Western Australia (0.3%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.1%). New South Wales (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. Queensland (-0.1%), South Australia (-0.1%), the Northern Territory (-0.7%) and Tasmania (-0.1%) fell in trend terms in October 2010.

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in October 2010: the Australian Capital Territory (0.6%) and Tasmania (0.5%). New South Wales (-1.8%), Queensland (-1.2%), Victoria (-0.8%), the Northern Territory (-4.9%), Western Australia (-0.3%) and South Australia (-0.2%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in October 2010.

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