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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, July 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/09/2012   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.4% in July 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarkets and grocery stores (0.3%), Liquor retailing (0.3%) and Other specialised food retailing (0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Supermarkets and grocery stores (0.1%) and Liquor retailing (0.6%) and fell for Other specialised food retailing (-0.6%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing rose 0.7% in July 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.4%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (1.1%), Electrical and electronic goods retailing (0.3%) and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.4%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (3.5%), Electrical and electronic goods retailing (1.8%) and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (2.2%).

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 July 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.9%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.8%) and Clothing retailing (0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (-1.5%) and Clothing retailing (-0.5%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores fell 0.5% in July 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 10.2%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in July 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 2.8%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.5%) and fell for Newspaper and book retailing (-1.0%), Other retailing n.e.c. (-0.2%) and Other recreational goods retailing (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Other retailing n.e.c. (-5.9%), Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (-1.4%) and Newspaper and book retailing (-2.6%) and rose for Other recreational goods retailing (1.7%).

Graph: Other retailing


CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAY FOOD SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services rose 0.8% in July 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.8%) and Takeaway food services (0.5%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (1.7%) and fell for Takeaway food services (-1.4%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services


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