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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Aug 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/10/2007   
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


MONTHLY SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND TREND ESTIMATES


TOTAL RETAIL

There has been moderate trend growth for 22 months. Food retailing (five months) and Household good retailing (six months) have had moderate growth. Department stores (four months), Clothing and soft good retailing (six months) and Other retailing (one month) have had strong growth. Hospitality and services was weak in August 2007.

Graph: Industry trends_Total retail



FOOD RETAILING

There has been moderate trend growth for five months following five months of strong growth. New South Wales has had 13 months of moderate trend growth, while Western Australia has had two months of moderate growth following nine months of strong growth. Queensland (19 months), Tasmania (nine months) and the Northern Territory (four months) have had strong growth.

Graph: Industry trends_Food retailing



DEPARTMENT STORES

The trend growth has been strong for the last four months. New South Wales and Western Australia followed the same pattern and Queensland has had five months of strong growth. The Australian Capital Territory has had weak trend growth for four months.

Graph: Industry trends_Department stores



CLOTHING AND SOFT GOOD RETAILING

There has been six months of strong trend growth. Victoria (14 months), South Australia (four months), the Northern Territory (one month) and the Australian Capital Territory (ten months) have had strong growth. New South Wales and Queensland had moderate growth in August 2007 following at least four months of strong growth. Tasmania has been in decline for three months.

Graph: Industry trends_Clothing and soft good retailing



HOUSEHOLD GOOD RETAILING

There has been moderate trend growth for six months. New South Wales (two months) and South Australia (three months) have had moderate growth, while Victoria (three months) and the Northern Territory (ten months) have had strong growth. Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory have been in decline for at least four months.

Graph: Industry trends_Household good retailing



RECREATIONAL GOOD RETAILING

The trend has been flat for the last two months after being in decline for five months. New South Wales had moderate growth in August 2007, while Western Australia and Tasmania had strong growth. All the other states were flat or in decline.

Graph: Industry trends_Recreational good retailing



OTHER RETAILING

After three months of moderate growth, there was strong trend growth in August 2007. New South Wales (five months) and South Australia (one month) have had strong trend growth. Queensland had moderate growth in August 2007 following four months of strong trend growth.

Graph: Industry trends_Other retailing



TOTAL RETAIL (EXCLUDING HOSPITALITY AND SERVICES)

Over the last seven months, the trend growth for Total retail (excluding Hospitality and services) has been similar to Total industries (including Hospitality and services).

Graph: Industry trends_Total retail (excluding Hospitality and services)



HOSPITALITY AND SERVICES

There has been weak trend growth in August 2007 following seven months of moderate growth. Queensland (seven months), Tasmania (six months) and the Australian Capital Territory (four months) have had strong growth, while South Australia had moderate trend growth in August following six months of strong growth. The remaining states have been in decline for at least four months.

Graph: Industry trends_Hospitality and services

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