8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Sep 2011  
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MEDIA RELEASE
3 November 2011
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)

134/2011
Retail turnover rises 0.4% in September 2011

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.4% in September 2011, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.6% in the previous month.

Turnover rose in all industries: Household goods retailing (1.0%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.9%), Food retailing (0.2%), Other retailing (0.3%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.1%) and Department stores (0.1%).

Turnover rose in New South Wales (0.6%), Queensland (0.5%), South Australia (1.0%), the Australian Capital Territory (1.7%), Tasmania (0.8%), Western Australia (0.1%) and the Northern Territory (1.0%). Victoria (0.0%) was relatively unchanged.

Trend turnover rose 0.3% in September 2011. This follows a rise of 0.3% in August 2011 and a rise of 0.3% in July 2011.

Turnover volume rose 0.6% in the September quarter 2011, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.2% in the previous quarter.

More detailed industry analysis and further information on the statistical methodology is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0).

Media note: Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.