8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2008  
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STATE TRENDS


MONTHLY SEASONALLY ADJUSTED AND TREND ESTIMATES


NEW SOUTH WALES

There has been a decline in the trend estimate for four months. Department stores, Clothing and soft good retailing, Household good retailing, Recreational good retailing and Other retailing have had a decline in the trend estimate for at least three months.

Graph: State trends_New South Wales


VICTORIA

There has been a decline in the trend estimate for five months. All industries, except Household good retailing, have had a decline in the trend estimate for at least two months.

Graph: State trends_Victoria


QUEENSLAND

There has been weak trend growth for five months. Department stores (three months) and Clothing and soft good retailing (12 months) have had a decline in the trend estimate. Hospitality and services had no change in the trend estimate in June 2008, after nine months of being in decline. Food retailing (two months) and Household good retailing (three months) have had weak trend growth.

Graph: State trends_Queensland


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

There have been four months of moderate trend growth. Household good retailing (four months) and Other retailing (13 months) have had strong growth. After 16 months of strong growth, Hospitality and services had moderate growth in June 2008. Department stores, Clothing and soft goods retailing (both five months) and Recreational good retailing (four months) have had a decline in the trend estimate.

Graph: State trends_South Australia


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

There has been moderate trend growth for three months. Recreational good retailing has had 13 months of strong growth. After seven months of strong growth, Other retailing had moderate growth in June 2008. Food retailing (five months) and Hospitality and services (two months) had moderate growth, while Department stores (two months) and Household good retailing (14 months) had a decline in the trend estimate.

Graph: State trends_Western Australia


TASMANIA

There have been six months of moderate trend growth. Food retailing (two months), Recreational good retailing (five months) and Hospitality and services (16 months) have had strong growth.

Graph: State trends_Tasmania