8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jul 2011  
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1 September, 2011
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)

Retail turnover rises 0.5% in July 2011

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.5% in July 2011, seasonally adjusted, following a fall of 0.1% the previous month.

Turnover rose in Food retailing (0.8%), Other retailing (1.9%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.1%) and Department stores (1.2%). Turnover was relatively unchanged in Household goods retailing (0.0%). Turnover fell in Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-4.2%).

Turnover rose in New South Wales (1.0%), Victoria (0.3%), Western Australia (0.7%), South Australia (0.8%), Tasmania (0.8%), Northern Territory (0.8%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.1%). Turnover fell in Queensland (-0.2%).

Trend turnover rose 0.1% in July 2011. This follows a rise of 0.1% in June 2011 and a rise of 0.2% in May 2011. Trend turnover rose 1.5% in July 2011 compared with July 2010.

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.