8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2007  
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STATE TRENDS


MONTHLY SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND TREND ESTIMATES


NEW SOUTH WALES

There has been weak trend growth in the past three months following five months of moderate growth. Food retailing had weak trend growth in June 2007 following 11 months of moderate growth. Department stores was flat in June following three months of weak trend growth. Household good retailing (one month), Recreational good retailing (six months) and Hospitality and services (two months) have been in decline.

Graph: State trends_New South Wales


VICTORIA

The trend was flat in June 2007 following four months of weak growth. Food retailing had weak trend growth in June 2007 following five months of moderate growth. All the other industries, except Clothing and soft good retailing and Household good retailing, have been in decline for at least four months.

Graph: State trends_Victoria



QUEENSLAND

Queensland has had strong trend growth for the last six months. Food retailing had moderate trend growth in June 2007 following 15 months of strong growth. Clothing and soft good retailing (four months), Recreational good retailing (one month) and Hospitality and services (five months) have had strong trend growth.

Graph: State trends_Queensland



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The trend growth has been moderate for 15 months. Food retailing has had two months of moderate trend growth, while Household good retailing (five months) and Hospitality and services (five months) have had strong growth. Department stores had weak growth in June 2007. The other industries have been in decline for at least four months.

Graph: State trends_South Australia



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

There has been moderate trend growth for four months following 14 months of strong growth. The slowing in trend growth is evident across most industries. Recreational good retailing was the only industry in decline in June 2007.

Graph: State trends_Western Australia



TASMANIA

The trend has been strong for five months. Food retailing (seven months), Household good retailing (five months) and Hospitality and services (three months) have all had strong trend growth.

Graph: State trends_Tasmania