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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Feb 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/04/2008   
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STATE TRENDS


MONTHLY SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND TREND ESTIMATES


NEW SOUTH WALES

There have been two months of weak trend growth. Food retailing has had a decline in the trend estimate for three months, while Clothing and soft good retailing (four months), Recreational good retailing (eight months) and Other retailing (11 months) have had strong trend growth.

Graph: State trends_New South Wales



VICTORIA

After four months of moderate trend growth, there was weak growth in February 2008. Department stores (nine months), Clothing and soft good retailing (two months) and Hospitality and services (one month) have had moderate growth. Food retailing (four months) and Recreational good retailing (one month) have had weak growth, while Household good retailing had a decline in the trend estimate in February 2008.

Graph: State trends_Victoria



QUEENSLAND

Trend growth has slowed from strong growth in August 2007 to a decline in the trend estimate in each of the last three months. Clothing and soft good retailing (eight months), Household good retailing (four months) and Hospitality and services (six months) have had a decline in the trend estimate.

Graph: State trends_Queensland



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

There have been seven months of strong trend growth. Recreational good retailing (one month), Other retailing (nine months) and Hospitality and services (13 months) have had strong growth. Food retailing (two months), Department stores (five months) and Clothing and soft good retailing (one month) have had moderate trend growth.

Graph: State trends_South Australia



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

There has been a decline in the trend estimate for three months. Food retailing (two months), Clothing and soft good retailing (two months), Household good retailing (ten months) and Hospitality and services (four months) have been in decline.

Graph: State trends_Western Australia



TASMANIA

There have been three months of weak trend growth. Food retailing (three months) and Recreational good retailing (eight months) have had a decline in the trend estimate, while Household good retailing has had four months of strong trend growth.

Graph: State trends_Tasmania

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