|29 February 2012|
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Retail turnover rises 0.3% in January 2012
The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3% in January 2012, seasonally adjusted, following a fall of 0.1% in December 2011.
The rise was driven by cafes, restaurants and catering services (6.6%) which is a subgroup of cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (4.3%).
Across the remaining industry groups, turnover rose in other retailing (0.2%) and clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.1%) and fell in household goods retailing (-1.8%) and department stores (-0.2%). Food retailing (0.0%) was relatively unchanged.
The state which was the largest contributor to the rise was Queensland (1.7%), followed by Western Australia (1.0%), the Northern Territory (3.5%), the Australian Capital Territory (2.1%) and Tasmania (0.1%). These rises were offset by falls in New South Wales (-0.5%), Victoria (-0.4%) and South Australia (-0.3%).
In trend terms, turnover rose 0.1% in January 2012. This follows a rise of 0.1% in December 2011 and a rise of 0.2% in November 2011.
More detailed industry analysis and further information on the statistical methodology is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0).
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- For a detailed definition of each industry group and subgroup in terms of its ANZSIC 2006 classes, please refer to paragraph 6 of the Explanatory Notes.
This page last updated 2 April 2012