8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Oct 2018  
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

October 2018
September 2018 to October 2018
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
26 965.5
0.2
Seasonally Adjusted
26 986.9
0.3

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



OCTOBER KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.2% in October 2018. This follows a rise of 0.2% in September 2018, and a rise of 0.2% in August 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.3% in October 2018. This follows a 0.1% rise in September 2018, and a rise of 0.3% in August 2018.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 3.5% in October 2018 compared with October 2017.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in October 2018: Food retailing (0.2%), Other retailing (0.5%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.2%), and Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.2%). Household goods retailing (-0.1%), and Department Stores (-0.1%) fell in trend terms in October 2018.
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in October 2018: Victoria (0.4%), Queensland (0.5%), South Australia (0.3%), Tasmania (0.3%), and the Australian Capital Territory (0.2%). Western Australia was relatively unchanged (0.0%). New South Wales (-0.1%), and the Northern Territory (-0.8%) fell in trend terms in October 2018.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2018 11 January 2019
December 2018 5 February 2019
January 2019 7 March 2019
February 2019 3 April 2019
March 2019 7 May 2019
April 2019 4 June 2019


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue includes online retail turnover estimates for the October 2018 reference month and updated consumer sales estimates for the September 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
  • Quarterly measures of total retail turnover per capita.


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