8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jan 2016  
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MEDIA RELEASE
4 March 2016
Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
26/2016
Retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in January 2016

Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in January 2016 following a relatively unchanged December 2015 (0.0 per cent), seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released today.

In seasonally adjusted terms there were rises in other retailing (1.4 per cent), household goods retailing (1.0 per cent), cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.0 per cent) and clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.1 per cent). Food retailing (-0.2 per cent) and department stores (-1.3 per cent) both fell in January 2016.

In seasonally adjusted terms there were rises in New South Wales (0.5 per cent), Queensland (0.3 per cent), South Australia (0.4 per cent), Western Australia (0.2 per cent), Tasmania (1.0 per cent), the Australian Capital Territory (0.7 per cent) and the Northern Territory (1.3 per cent). Victoria (0.0 per cent) was relatively unchanged in January 2016.

The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in January 2016 following a 0.3 per cent rise in December 2015. Compared to January 2015 the trend estimate rose 4.0 per cent.

Online retail turnover contributed 2.9 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms.

More detailed industry analysis and further information on the statistical methodology is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0).

Media note:

  • Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.
  • For a detailed definition of each industry group and subgroup in terms of its ANZSIC 2006 classes, please refer to paragraph 6 of the Explanatory Notes.
  • Estimates of online retail turnover are only available in original terms and are not available in seasonally adjusted or trend terms.
  • Media requests and interviews - contact the ABS Communications Section on 1300 175 070.