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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Mar 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/05/2010   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar 10
Feb 10 to Mar 10
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend estimates
19 970.1
-
Seasonally adjusted estimates
19 917.3
0.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Mar Qtr 2010
Dec Qtr 09 to Mar Qtr 10
$m
% change

Turnover in volume terms
Trend estimates
57 600.2
0.6
Seasonally adjusted estimates
57 418.4
0.1


Monthly Turnover, Current prices - Trend estimate
Graph: Monthly turnover_current prices_trend_% change

Quarterly turnover, in volume terms - Trend estimate
Graph: Quarterly turnover_in volume terms_Trend estimate_%change




MARCH KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate remained unchanged in March 2010. This follows an unchanged estimate in February 2010 and a 0.1% increase in January 2010.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.3% in March 2010. This follows a 1.2% decrease in February 2010 and a 0.9% increase in January 2010.
  • In original terms, Australian turnover increased 11.8% in March 2010. Australian turnover increased 2.9% in March 2010 compared with March 2009.
  • The following industries increased in trend terms in March 2010: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.4%), Other retailing (0.3%), Department stores (0.3%). Household goods retailing (-0.3%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.2%) and Food retailing (-0.1%) decreased in March 2010.
  • The following states and territories increased in trend terms in March 2010: the Northern Territory (0.6%), Western Australia (0.5%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.4%), Victoria (0.1%) and South Australia (0.1%). New South Wales (-0.2%), Queensland (-0.1%) and Tasmania (-0.1%) all decreased in March 2010.


VOLUME MEASURES
  • The trend estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail series increased 0.6% in the March quarter 2010 in volume terms.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2010 1 June 2010
May 2010 1 July 2010
June 2010 3 August 2010
July 2010 31 August 2010
August 2010 5 October 2010
September 2010 4 November 2010



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


REVISIONS

There are no revisions to the original estimates. Revisions to seasonally adjusted estimates are due to the concurrent methodology for deriving seasonal factors.


TIME SERIES DATA

Data available from the Downloads tab include longer time series of tables in this publication, the quarterly chain volume measures and the following additional current price monthly series:
  • Retail turnover by state and 15 industry subgroups in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sector, by six industry groups in original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sector, by state in original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated sector, total level in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms.


INQUIRIES

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