8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Feb 2016  
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

February 2016
January 2016 to February 2016
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
24 873.3
0.2
Seasonally Adjusted
24 838.4
0.0


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



FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.2% in February 2016. This follows a rise of 0.2% in January 2016 and a rise of 0.3% in December 2015.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in February 2016. This follows a rise of 0.3% in January 2016 and a relatively unchanged (0.0%) December 2015.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 3.7% in February 2016 compared with February 2015.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in February 2016: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.7%), Household goods retailing (0.3%), Food retailing (0.1%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.1%) and Department stores (0.2%). Other retailing (0.0%) was relatively unchanged in trend terms in February 2016.
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in February 2016: New South Wales (0.2%), Victoria (0.2%), Queensland (0.2%), the Australian Capital Territory (1.1%), South Australia (0.3%), Tasmania (0.3%) and the Northern Territory (0.3%). Western Australia (-0.2%) fell in trend terms in February 2016.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2016 5 May 2016
April 2016 2 June 2016
May 2016 5 July 2016
June 2016 4 August 2016
July 2016 1 September 2016
August 2016 5 October 2016



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue includes updated online retail turnover estimates for the February 2016 reference month.


REVISIONS

Revisions have been applied to the original estimates for January 2016 as a result of updates to survey respondent information. Net revisions totalled $24.2 million. Revisions were applied to all publication industries.

Revisions to seasonally adjusted estimates are due to revisions to original estimates as well as the concurrent methodology for deriving seasonal factors.


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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