8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Apr 2016  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/06/2016   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing (0.0%) was relatively unchanged in April 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Other specialised food retailing (0.3%) and Liquor retailing (0.2%) and was relatively unchanged for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.0%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Supermarket and grocery stores (-0.2%), Liquor retailing (-1.4%) and Other specialised food retailing (-1.1%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing rose 0.2% in April 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.8%) and fell for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-0.2%) and Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (1.2%) and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (1.5%) and fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-1.4%).

Graph: Houshold goods retailing


CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND PERSONAL ACCESSORY RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing rose 0.8% in April 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.5%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Clothing retailing (0.9%) and Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (3.6%) and fell for Clothing retailing (-0.9%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores fell 0.1% in April 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.4%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing rose 0.2% in April 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c. (0.5%) and Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.4%) and fell for Newspaper and book retailing (-1.3%) and Other recreational goods retailing (-0.5%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (1.0%) and Other retailing n.e.c (0.7%) and fell for Other recreational goods retailing (-2.8%) and Newspaper and book retailing (-1.2%).

Graph: Other retailing


CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAY FOOD SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services rose 0.3% in April 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.0%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Takeaway food services (0.7%) and was relatively unchanged for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.0%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (1.0%) and Takeaway food services (1.1%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services