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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Feb 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/04/2013   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

February 2013
January 2013 to February 2013
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
21 742.8
0.4
Seasonally Adjusted
21 949.9
1.3


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



FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.4% in February 2013. This follows a rise of 0.3% in January 2013 and a rise of 0.3% in December 2012.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.3% in February 2013. This follows a rise of 1.2% in January 2013 and a fall of 0.5% in December 2012.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 3.2% in February 2013 compared with February 2012.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in February 2013: Household goods retailing (0.7%), Food retailing (0.3%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.8%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.3%) and Other retailing (0.2%). Department stores (-0.1%) fell in trend terms in February 2013.
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in February 2013: Queensland (0.6%), New South Wales (0.4%), Victoria (0.4%), Tasmania (0.6%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.4%) and the Northern Territory (0.2%). Western Australia (0.0%) remained relatively unchanged. South Australia (-0.2%) fell in trend terms in February 2013.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2013 6 May 2013
April 2013 3 June 2013
May 2013 3 July 2013
June 2013 5 August 2013
July 2013 3 September 2013
August 2013 1 October 2013



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


REVISIONS

The original estimates for Household goods retailing have been revised in January 2013 as a result of updated information from survey respondents.

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

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