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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, May 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/07/2011   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.4% in May 2011. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.4%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarkets and grocery stores (0.2%), Other specialised food retailing (0.6%) and Liquor retailing (0.4%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Liquor retailing (-1.6%), Other specialised food retailing (-1.5%) and Supermarkets and grocery stores (-0.1.%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing rose 0.1% in May 2011. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.8%) and Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.2%) and fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-0.4%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-0.5%), Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (-0.2%) and Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-0.1%).

Graph: Houshold goods retailing


CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND PERSONAL ACCESSORY RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing rose 0.2% in May 2011. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.8%. By industry subgroup the trend estimate rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.3%) and Clothing retailing (0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (-4.2%) and Clothing retailing (-0.4%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores rose 0.2% in May 2011. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.4%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing rose 0.7% in May 2011. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.6%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c. (1.3%) and Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.9%) and fell for Newspaper and book retailing (-1.4%) and Other recreational goods retailing (-0.7%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Other recreational goods retailing (-8.0%), Other retailing n.e.c. (-1.3%) and Newspaper and book retailing (-2.2%) and rose for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.6%).

Graph: Other retailing


CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAY FOOD SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services rose 0.1% in May 2011. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.4%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.3%) and fell for Takeaway food services (-0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Takeaway food services (0.5%) and Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.3%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services


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