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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/2008   
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


MONTHLY SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND TREND ESTIMATES


TOTAL RETAIL

There has been no change in the trend estimate for four months. Department stores, Clothing and soft good retailing (both four months) and Hospitality and services (six months) have had a decline in the trend estimate. Food retailing (eight months) and Other retailing (four months) have had weak growth.

Graph: Industry trends_Total retail


FOOD RETAILING

There has been eight months of weak trend growth. Victoria has had a decline in the trend estimate for two months. New South Wales has had weak trend growth for three months after four months of decline.

Graph: Industry trends_Food retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

There has been a decline in the trend estimate for four months. All published states have had a decline in the trend estimate for at least two months.

Graph: Industry trends_Department stores


CLOTHING AND SOFT GOOD RETAILING

There has been a decline in the trend estimate for four months. New South Wales (three months), Victoria (four months), Queensland (12 months), South Australia and Tasmania (both five months) have had a decline in the trend estimate.

Graph: Industry trends_Clothing and soft good retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOOD RETAILING

Following slight declines in the four months to March 2008, there has been no change in the trend estimate for two of the last three months. New South Wales (three months) and Western Australia (14 months) have had a decline in the trend estimate. Victoria (eight months) and Queensland (three months) have had weak trend growth.

Graph: Industry trends_Household good retailing


RECREATIONAL GOOD RETAILING

After three months of weak trend growth, there was a decline in the trend estimate in June 2008. Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory have had at least five months of strong growth, while New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory have had a decline for at least three months.

Graph: Industry trends_Recreational good retailing


OTHER RETAILING

There have been four months of weak trend growth. Queensland (15 months) and South Australia (13 months) have had strong trend growth. Western Australia had moderate growth in June 2008 after seven months of strong growth. New South Wales (four months), Victoria (three months) and the Australian Capital Territory (four months) have had a decline in the trend estimate.

Graph: Industry trends_Other retailing


TOTAL RETAIL (EXCLUDING HOSPITALITY AND SERVICES)

For the last two months, the trend growth for both Total retail (excluding Hospitality and services) and Total industries (including Hospitality and services) have had no change.

Graph: Industry trends_Total retail (excluding Hospitality and services)


HOSPITALITY AND SERVICES

There has been a decline in the trend estimate for six months. Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory have had a decline in the trend estimate for at least four months. Queensland had no change in the trend estimate in June 2008 after a decline for nine months.

Graph: Industry trends_Hospitality and services


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