Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Sep 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/11/2012   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product
MEDIA RELEASE
5 November 2012
Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
171/2012

Retail turnover rises 0.5% in September

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.5% in September, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.3% in August.

The largest contributor to the rise was food retailing (0.6%), followed by household goods retailing (1.2%), other retailing (0.8%) and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.5%). These rises were partially offset by falls in clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.6%) and department stores (-0.5%). The largest contributor to growth over the longer term is food retailing (up 0.4% in trend terms).

Turnover rose in all states and territories in September 2012. The largest contributor to the rise was New South Wales (0.5%), followed by Western Australia (1.2%), Queensland (0.5%), Victoria (0.3%), South Australia (0.8%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.7%), Tasmania (0.2%) and the Northern Territory (0.2%).The largest contributor to growth over the longer term is Western Australia (up 0.6% in trend terms).

The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2% in September 2012. This follows a rise of 0.3% in August 2012 and a rise of 0.3% in July 2012.

In volume terms, turnover fell 0.1% in the September quarter 2012, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 1.2% in the June quarter 2012.

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.
  • 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.

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.