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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Dec 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/02/2007   
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STATE TRENDS


MONTHLY SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND TREND ESTIMATES


NEW SOUTH WALES

There has been weak trend growth in the last six months. Food retailing had weak trend growth in the last two months. The trend for Hospitality and services was in decline in December 2006 after three months of being flat or weak. Department stores has been in decline for six months.

Graph: State trends - New South Wales



VICTORIA

There has been moderate trend growth for four months. Food retailing (eight months) and Hospitality and services (three months) have had moderate growth. Household good retailing had weak trend growth in the last two months following two months of moderate trend growth. Department stores also had weak growth in the last two months following four months of decline.

Graph: State trends - Victoria



QUEENSLAND

Queensland has had weak trend growth in the last three months. This is the net result of contrasting growth rates across industries. Department stores had weak trend growth in November and December 2006.

Graph: State trends - Queensland



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The trend growth was weak in November and December 2006 following eight months of moderate growth. Food retailing had moderate trend growth in December following six months of strong growth. Department stores had moderate growth in December following a period of decline and Hospitality and services has been in decline for at eight months.

Graph: State trends - South Australia



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The trend growth has been strong for 12 months. Other retailing (13 months) and Recreational good retailing (six months) have had strong trend growth. Hospitality and services had moderate trend growth in December 2006 after 11 months of strong trend growth. Food retailing has had moderate trend growth for five months while Department stores has had weak trend growth for that period.

Graph: State trends - Western Australia



TASMANIA

The trend was in decline in November and December 2006. Food retailing has been in decline for nine months, while Hospitality and services was in decline in November and December 2006. Clothing and soft good retailing, Household good retailing and Recreational good retailing all had flat trends in December 2006.

Graph: State trends - Tasmania

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