8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, May 2018  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/07/2018   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.4% in May 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.4%), Liquor retailing (0.3%), and Other specialised food retailing (0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Other specialised food retailing (2.8%) and Supermarket and grocery stores (0.1%). Liquor retailing (0.0%) was relatively unchanged.

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing rose 0.2% in May 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.6%), and Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.3%), and fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (0.7%), and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.1%), and fell for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (-0.7%).

Graph: Houshold goods retailing


CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND PERSONAL ACCESSORY RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing rose 0.1% in May 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.6%), and fell for Clothing retailing (-0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Clothing retailing (2.5%) and Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (1.6%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores rose 0.5% in May 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 3.9%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing rose 0.2% in May 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c. (0.6%), and fell for Other recreational goods retailing (-0.4%), Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (-0.1%), and Newspaper and book retailing (-0.5%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c (0.5%), and Other recreational goods retailing (1.4%), and fell for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (-0.7%), and Newspaper and book retailing (-3.3%).

Graph: Other retailing


CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAY FOOD SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in May 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 1.0%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Takeaway food services (0.2%), and fell for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate was unchanged for Takeaway food services (0.0%), and fell for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (-1.7%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services