8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jul 2018  
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JULY KEY FIGURES

July 2018
June 2018 to July 2018
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
26 823.4
0.3
Seasonally Adjusted
26 787.4
0.0

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



JULY KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.3% in July 2018. This follows a rise of 0.3% in June 2018 and a rise of 0.3% in May 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in July 2018. This follows a rise of 0.4% in June 2018 and a rise of 0.4% in May 2018.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 3.2% in July 2018 compared with July 2017.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in July 2018: Food retailing (0.4%), Other retailing (0.4%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.5%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.3%), and Department stores (0.1%). Household goods retailing was relatively unchanged (0.0%).
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in July 2018: New South Wales (0.4%), Victoria (0.4%), Queensland (0.1%), Tasmania (0.6%), South Australia (0.2%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.5%), and the Northern Territory (0.2%). Western Australia was relatively unchanged (0.0%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2018 5 October 2018
September 2018 2 November 2018
October 2018 6 December 2018
November 2018 11 January 2019
December 2018 5 February 2019
January 2019 7 March 2019


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue includes updated online retail turnover estimates for the July 2018 reference month and updated consumer sales estimates for the June 2018 quarter. The estimates are provided and explained in 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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