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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Sep 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/11/2010   
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November 4, 2010
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
132/2010
Retail Trade up 0.3% in September 2010 (seasonally adjusted)

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3% in September 2010, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.3% the previous month.

The largest rise in September 2010 was recorded in clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (2.5%), followed by other retailing (0.5%), household goods retailing (0.2%) and food Retailing (0.1%). Turnover fell in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (-0.4%) and department stores (-0.2%).

Turnover rose in Victoria (0.8%), Western Australia (1.0%), the Northern Territory (0.8%) and South Australia (0.2%). Turnover was flat in Queensland (0.0%) and fell in New South Wales (-0.2%), Tasmania (-0.4%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.2%).

Trend turnover rose 0.4% in September 2010. This follows a rise of 0.4% in August 2010 and a rise of 0.5% in July 2010. In the twelve months to September 2010 trend turnover rose 3.8%

Turnover volume rose 0.7%, seasonally adjusted, in the three months to September 2010.

Further information is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0)

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