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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Dec 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/02/2010   
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Dec 09
Nov 09 to Dec 09
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend estimates
19 979.0
Seasonally adjusted estimates
19 925.3

Dec Qtr 2009
Sep Qtr 09 to Dec Qtr 09
% change

Turnover in volume terms
Trend estimates
57 507.4
Seasonally adjusted estimates
57 447.6

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



  • The trend estimate increased 0.3% in December 2009. This follows a 0.4% increase in November 2009 and a 0.4% increase in October 2009.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate decreased 0.7% in December 2009. This follows a 1.5% increase in November 2009 and a 0.3% increase in October 2009.
  • In original terms, Australian turnover increased 24.5% in December 2009. Australian turnover increased 3.0% in December 2009 compared with December 2008.
  • In trend terms, Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.4%), Household good retailing (0.3%), Food retailing (0.2%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.2%) and Department stores (0.1%) increased in December 2009. Other retailing decreased 0.1% in December 2009.
  • The following states increased in trend terms in December 2009: New South Wales (0.7%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.4%), the Northern Territory (0.4%), Victoria (0.2%), Western Australia (0.2%),Tasmania (0.1%), South Australia (0.1%). Queensland (0.0%) remained unchanged.

  • The trend estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail series increased 1.3% in the December quarter 2009 in volume terms.



ISSUE Release Date
January 2010 2 March 2010
February 2010 31 March 2010
March 2010 6 May 2010
April 2010 1 June 2010
May 2010 1 July 2010
June 2010 3 August 2010


There are no changes in this issue.


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


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.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Katlean Pussell on Sydney (02) 9268 4568.

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