8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Oct 2011  
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1 December 2011
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
Retail turnover rises 0.2% in October 2011

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.2% in October 2011, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.4% the previous month.

Turnover rose in Food retailing (0.5%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (1.2%), Household goods retailing (0.2%) and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.2%). Turnover fell in Other retailing (-0.4%) and Department stores (-0.7%).

Turnover rose in Western Australia (1.6%), Victoria (0.6%), South Australia (0.2%) and the Northern Territory (0.7%). Turnover fell in Queensland (-0.3%), Tasmania (-1.2%), New South Wales (-0.1%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.7%).

Trend turnover rose 0.3% in October 2011. This follows a rise of 0.4% in September 2011 and a rise of 0.3% in August 2011.

More detailed industry analysis and further information on the statistical methodology is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0).

Media note: Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.