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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Apr 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/06/2008   
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STATE TRENDS


MONTHLY SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND TREND ESTIMATES


NEW SOUTH WALES

There has been no change in the trend estimate for three months. Food retailing (five months) and Other retailing (three months) have had a decline in the trend estimate. Department stores, Clothing and soft good retailing and Hospitality and services have had at least one month of weak trend growth.

Graph: State trends_New South Wales


VICTORIA

There has been a decline in the trend estimate for two months. Clothing and soft good retailing (one month), Household good retailing (two months), Recreational good retailing and Hospitality and services (both four months) have had a decline in the trend estimate. Food retailing has had eight months of weak trend growth.

Graph: State trends_Victoria


QUEENSLAND

After three months of no change in the trend estimate, there was weak growth in April 2008. Household good retailing (six months) and Hospitality and services (eight months) have had a decline. After nine months of decline, Clothing and soft good retailing had weak growth in April 2008. Food retailing (seven months), Recreational good retailing (one month) and Other retailing (four months) have had moderate trend growth.

Graph: State trends_Queensland


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

There have been two months of moderate trend growth. Other retailing has had 11 months of strong growth. After 14 months of strong growth, Hospitality and services had moderate growth in April 2008. Food retailing has had three months of moderate growth, while Clothing and soft goods has had a decline for three months.

Graph: State trends_South Australia


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

There was weak trend growth in April 2008. Food retailing (four months), Department stores and Clothing and soft good retailing (both two months) have had weak trend growth. Household good retailing (12 months) and Hospitality and services (six months) have had a decline in the trend estimate, while Recreational good retailing has had 11 months of strong trend growth.

Graph: State trends_Western Australia


TASMANIA

There have been five months of weak trend growth. Food retailing had weak trend growth in April 2008. Household good retailing (six months), Recreational good retailing (two months) and Hospitality and services (14 months) have had strong growth, while Clothing and soft good retailing has had a decline for two months.

Graph: State trends_Tasmania


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