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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jan 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/02/2012   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in January 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate was relatively unchanged (0.0%). By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarkets and grocery stores (0.1%) and fell for Other specialised food retailing (-1.3%) and Liquor retailing (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Other specialised food retailing (2.8%) and Supermarkets and grocery stores (0.2%) and fell for Liquor retailing (-3.1%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing fell 0.2% in January 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.8%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate fell for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-0.3%), Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-0.2%) and Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (-0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-1.7%), Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (-2.1%) and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile 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 1.3% in January 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Clothing retailing (1.0%) and Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (1.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (1.7%) 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 rose 0.1% in January 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.2%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing fell 0.3% in January 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate fell for Newspaper and book retailing (-0.9%), Other retailing n.e.c. (-0.2%) and Other recreational goods retailing (-0.5%) and rose for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (1.2%), Other retailing n.e.c (0.4%) and Newspaper and book retailing (0.1%) and fell for Other recreational goods retailing (-3.2%).

Graph: Other retailing


CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAY FOOD SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services rose 0.4% in January 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 4.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.4%) and Takeaway food services (0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (6.6%) and Takeaway food services (1.4%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services


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