8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Sep 2015  
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

September 2015
August 2015 to September 2015
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
24 478.8
0.3
Seasonally Adjusted
24 500.5
0.4


September Qtr 2015
June Qtr 2015 to September Qtr 2015
$m
% change

Turnover in volume terms
Trend
71 661.4
0.6
Seasonally Adjusted
71 674.9
0.6


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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.3% in September 2015. This follows a rise of 0.3% in August 2015 and a rise of 0.3% in July 2015.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.4% in September 2015. This follows a rise of 0.4% in August 2015 and a fall of 0.1% in July 2015.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 3.7% in September 2015 compared with September 2014.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in September 2015: Other retailing (0.6%), Food retailing (0.2%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.4%), Household goods retailing (0.3%). Department stores (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.1%) fell in trend terms in September 2015.
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in September 2015: Victoria (0.5%), New South Wales (0.3%), Western Australia (0.3%), Tasmania (0.3%), South Australia (0.1%) and the Northern Territory (0.1%). The Australian Capital Territory (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. Queensland (-0.1%) fell in trend terms in September 2015.


VOLUME MEASURES
  • In volume terms, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.6% in the September quarter 2015.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2015 4 December 2015
November 2015 8 January 2016
December 2015 5 February 2016
January 2016 4 March 2016
February 2016 4 April 2016
March 2016 5 May 2016



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue includes updated quarterly measures of total retail turnover per capita. The full time series is available from the Downloads tab of this publication on the ABS website.

Updated online retail turnover estimates for the September 2015 reference month are provided and explained within the appendix section of this publication.


REVISIONS

There are no revisions to the original estimates. Revisions to seasonally adjusted estimates are due to the concurrent methodology for deriving seasonal factors. For information on seasonal adjustment and trend estimation please refer to the explanatory notes of this publication.


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:
  • Monthly retail turnover by state and 15 industry subgroups in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Monthly retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sectors, by six industry groups and also by state in original terms
  • Monthly retail turnover completely enumerated sector, total level in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly retail chain volume measures by six industry groups and also by state in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly retail turnover per capita in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly sales to households by selected service industries in original terms.


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