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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Dec 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/02/2012   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

December 2011
Nov 2011 to Dec 2011
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
20 955.2
0.2
Seasonally Adjusted
20 884.7
-0.1


December Qtr 2011
September Qtr 2011 to December Qtr 2011
$m
% change

Turnover in volume terms
Trend
60 750.1
0.4
Seasonally Adjusted
60 773.2
0.4


Monthly Turnover, Current Prices - Trend Estimate
Graph: Monthly Turnover, Current Prices, Trend Estimate

Quarterly Turnover, in volume terms - Trend estimate
Graph: Quarterly Turnover in volume terms, Trend Estimate




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.2% in December 2011. This follows a rise of 0.2% in November 2011 and a rise of 0.2% in October 2011.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.1% in December 2011. This follows a rise of 0.1% in November 2011 and a relatively unchanged October 2011 (0.0%).
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 3.0% in December 2011 compared with December 2010.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in December 2011: Household goods retailing (0.5%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.9%), Food retailing (0.1%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.1%) and Department stores (0.1%). Other retailing (-0.2%) fell in trend terms in December 2011.
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in December 2011: New South Wales (0.2%), Western Australia (0.5%), Victoria (0.1%) and South Australia (0.3%). The Australian Capital Territory (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. Queensland (-0.1%), Tasmania (-0.1%) and the Northern Territory (-0.1%) fell in trend terms in December 2011.


VOLUME MEASURES
  • In volume terms, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.4% in the December quarter 2011.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2012 29 February 2012
February 2012 3 April 2012
March 2012 7 May 2012
April 2012 30 May 2012
May 2012 4 July 2012
June 2012 2 August 2012



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


REVISIONS

The original estimates for Food retailing and Other retailing have been revised in October 2011 and November 2011 as a result of updated industry information for survey respondents. There are no revisions to estimates of total Australian retail turnover.

Revisions to seasonally adjusted estimates are due to revisions to original estimates as well as the concurrent methodology for deriving seasonal factors.


TIME SERIES DATA
  • Data available from the Downloads tab of this issue on the ABS website 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

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Slater on Sydney (02) 9268 4581.


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