8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Aug 2016  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/10/2016   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.2% in August 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.2%), Liquor retailing (0.2%) and was relatively unchanged for Other specialised food retailing (0.0%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.4%) and Liquor retailing (0.2%) and fell for Other specialised food (-0.4%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing fell 0.3% in August 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-0.9%) and Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (-0.2%) and rose for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.5%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (1.8%) and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (1.0%) and fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-1.7%).

Graph: Houshold goods retailing


CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND PERSONAL ACCESSORY RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing rose 0.5% in August 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.4%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.7%) and Clothing retailing (0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Clothing retailing (-0.7%) and rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.2%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores fell 0.7% in August 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.5%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing rose 0.2% in August 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.6%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Other recreational goods retailing (0.7%) and Newspapers and book retailing (0.8%), was relatively unchanged for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.0%) and fell for Other retailing n.e.c. (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Other retailing n.e.c (-1.1%) and Other recreational goods retailing (-2.2%) and rose for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.3%) and Newspapers and books retailing (0.5%).

Graph: Other retailing


CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAY FOOD SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services rose 0.7% in August 2016. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Takeaway food services (0.9%) and Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.4%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Takeaway food services (1.5%) and Cafes, restaurants and catering services (1.0%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services