8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Sep 2018  
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

September 2018
August 2018 to September 2018
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
26 911.7
0.2
Seasonally Adjusted
26 892.9
0.2

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

Turnover in volume terms
Trend
80 114.7
0.6
Seasonally Adjusted
80 010.6
0.2

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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.2% in September 2018. This follows a rise of 0.2% in August 2018 and a rise of 0.2% in July 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.2% in September 2018. This follows a rise of 0.3% in August 2018 and a relatively unchanged (0.0%) result in July 2018.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 3.5% in September 2018 compared with September 2017.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in September 2018: Other retailing (0.6%), Cafes restaurants and takeaway food services (0.5%), and Food retailing (0.2%). Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing was relatively unchanged (0.0%). Household goods retailing (-0.2%) and Department stores (-0.1%) both fell in trend terms in September 2018.
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in September 2018: Victoria (0.3%), New South Wales (0.2%), Queensland (0.3%), South Australia (0.2%), and Tasmania (0.5%). The Australian Capital Territory was relatively unchanged (0.0%). Western Australia (-0.1%) and the Northern Territory (-0.9%) both fell in trend terms in September 2018.


VOLUME MEASURES
  • In volume terms, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose (0.6%) in the September quarter 2018.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2018 6 December 2018
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


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue includes online retail turnover estimates for the September 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. The reference and base year for chain volume measures is updated each September. A new base year, 2016-17, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods.

An annual reanalysis of seasonal and trading day factors was also completed, resulting in changes to price deflators used to derive chain volume measures. These changes will result in revisions to published quarterly chain volume measures and the related implicit price deflator series. Note, these changes relate to the Retail Trade series only, and do not impact related series, including Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product (cat. no. 5206.0).


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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