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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Dec 2015  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/02/2016   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

December 2015
November 2015 to December 2015
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
24 783.4
0.3
Seasonally Adjusted
24 759.0
0.0


December Qtr 2015
September Qtr 2015 to December Qtr 2015
$m
% change

Turnover in volume terms
Trend
72 043.6
0.5
Seasonally Adjusted
72 062.8
0.6


Monthly Turnover, Current Prices - Trend Estimate
Graph: Monthly Turnover, Current Prices, Trend Estimate

Quarterly Turnover, in volume terms - Trend estimate
Graph: Quarterly Turnover in volume terms, Trend Estimate




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.3% in December 2015. This follows a rise of 0.3% in November 2015 and a rise of 0.4% in October 2015.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in December 2015. This follows a rise of 0.4% in November 2015 and a rise of 0.6% in October 2015.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 4.0% in December 2015 compared with December 2014.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in December 2015: Food retailing (0.4%), Household goods retailing (0.4%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.4%) and Department stores (0.4%). Other retailing (0.0%) and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.0%) were relatively unchanged in trend terms in December 2015.
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in December 2015: Victoria (0.4%), New South Wales (0.3%), Queensland (0.3%), South Australia (0.3%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.8%), Tasmania (0.3%) and the Northern Territory (0.2%). Western Australia (0.0%) was relatively unchanged in trend terms in December 2015.


VOLUME MEASURES
  • In volume terms, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.5% in the December quarter 2015.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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January 2016 4 March 2016
February 2016 4 April 2016
March 2016 5 May 2016
April 2016 2 June 2016
May 2016 5 July 2016
June 2016 4 August 2016



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue includes updated quarterly measures of total retail turnover per capita. The full time series is available from the Downloads tab of this publication on the ABS website.

Updated online retail turnover estimates for the December 2015 reference month are provided and explained within the appendix section of this publication.


REVISIONS

There are no revisions to the original estimates. Revisions to seasonally adjusted estimates are due to the concurrent methodology for deriving seasonal factors. For information on seasonal adjustment and trend estimation please refer to the explanatory notes of this publication.


TIME SERIES DATA

Data available from the Downloads tab of this issue on the ABS website include longer time series of tables in this publication:
  • Monthly retail turnover by state and 15 industry subgroups in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Monthly retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sectors, by six industry groups and also by state in original terms
  • Monthly retail turnover completely enumerated sector, total level in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly retail chain volume measures by six industry groups and also by state in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly retail turnover per capita in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly sales to households by selected service industries in original terms.


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