8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2018  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

June 2018
May 2018 to June 2018
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
26 777.0
0.3
Seasonally Adjusted
26 812.6
0.4

June Qtr 2018
March Qtr 2018 to June Qtr 2018
$m
% change

Turnover in volume terms
Trend
78 930.3
0.8
Seasonally Adjusted
79 138.8
1.2

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



JUNE KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.3% in June 2018. This follows a rise of 0.4% in May 2018 and a rise of 0.4% in April 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.4% in June 2018. This follows a rise of 0.4% in May 2018 and a rise of 0.5% in April 2018.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 3.1% in June 2018 compared with June 2017.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in June 2018: Food retailing (0.4%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.7%), Household goods retailing (0.3%), Department stores (0.5%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.2%), and Other retailing (0.1%).
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in June 2018: New South Wales (0.5%), Victoria (0.5%), Tasmania (0.9%), South Australia (0.2%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.8%), Western Australia (0.1%), and the Northern Territory (0.7%). Queensland (0.0%) was relatively unchanged in June 2018.


VOLUME MEASURES
  • In volume terms, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose (0.8%) in the June quarter 2018.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2018 3 September 2018
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


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.

This issue includes updated online retail turnover estimates for the June 2018 reference month. 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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