Australian Bureau of Statistics
8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Dec 2010
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The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.2% in December 2010, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.4% the previous month.
Household goods retailing (1.5%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (2.7%) and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.8%) recorded the largest rises in December 2010. Turnover fell in Food retailing (-0.5%), Other retailing (-0.8%) and Department stores (-1.2%).
Turnover rose in Victoria (0.5%), New South Wales (0.4%), Queensland (0.3%) and the Northern Territory (0.2%). Turnover fell in South Australia (-1.3%), Tasmania (-1.3%), Western Australia (-0.2%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.5%).
Trend turnover fell 0.1% in December 2010. This follows relatively flat results in November 2010 (0.0%) and October 2010 (0.0%). Trend turnover rose 1.9% in December 2010 compared with December 2009.
Turnover volume fell 0.3%, seasonally adjusted, in the December quarter 2010.
More detailed industry analysis and further information on the statistical methodology is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0).
When reporting ABS data, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or ABS) must be attributed as the source.
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This page last updated 28 February 2011