|1 March 2011|
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra Time)
Retail Trade up 0.4% in January 2011
The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.4% in January 2011, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.2% the previous month.
Food retailing (2.5%), other retailing (2.1%) and department stores (2.3%) recorded rises in January 2011. Turnover fell in household goods retailing (-4.6%), clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-2.5%) and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (-0.3%).
Turnover rose in Western Australia (2.7%), South Australia (2.4%), Queensland (0.3%), the Northern Territory (4.7%), the Australian Capital Territory (2.2%) and New South Wales (0.1%). Turnover fell in Victoria (-1.0%) and Tasmania (-1.0%).
Trend turnover remained relatively unchanged (0.0%) in January 2011. This follows relatively unchanged estimates in December 2010 (0.0%) and November 2010 (0.0%). Trend Turnover rose 2.0% in January 2011 compared with January 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.