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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jan 2007  
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 07
Dec 06 to Jan 07
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend estimates
18 570.7
0.4
Seasonally adjusted estimates
18 621.1
0.9

Monthly turnover, Trend estimates - % change
Graph: Monthly turnover, Trend estimate, Percentage change



JANUARY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • The trend estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series increased by 0.4% in January 2007. This follows a revised increase of 0.4% in December 2006 and an increase of 0.4% in November 2006.
  • In January 2007, all states and territories had an increase in the trend estimate, except Tasmania (-0.2%). The largest increase occurred in Western Australia (+0.9%).


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series increased by 0.9% in January 2007. This follows a revised increase of 0.2% in December 2006 and an increase of 0.2% in November 2006.
  • All states and territories had increases in the seasonally adjusted estimate, except the Australian Capital Territory (-0.3%). The largest increase occurred in Western Australia (+1.8%).


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, Australian turnover decreased by 22.8% in January 2007 compared with December 2006. Chains and other large retailers (which are completely enumerated) decreased by 26.4%, while the estimate for 'smaller' retailers (the sampled units) decreased by 17.4%.
  • Australian turnover increased by 7.2% in January 2007 compared with January 2006. Chains and other large retailers increased by 7.2%, while 'smaller' retailers increased by 7.2%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2007 2 April 2007
March 2007 8 May 2007
April 2007 30 May 2007
May 2007 3 July 2007
June 2007 1 August 2007
July 2007 31 August 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



SAMPLING ERRORS

Standard errors for the Australian estimates (original data) for January 2007 contained in this publication are:

Data Series
Estimate
Standard error

Level of retail turnover ($m)
18 239.0
126.7
Change from preceding month ($m)
-5 397.1
128.3
% change from preceding month (%)
-22.8
0.5


For more information see the Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 32-36.



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