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The main industry group driving Western Australia's growth in retail turnover (trend) in the three months to October 2007 was food retailing (up $57 million or 2.2%). Growth in food retailing was greater than the combined growth in recreational good retailing (up $16 million or 6.3%), clothing and soft good retailing (up $14 million or 3.4%) and department stores (up $13 million or 2.6%). A number of industry groups showed declining retail turnover over the period, including household good retailing (down $20 million or 1.7%) and hospitality and service industry (down $10 million or 1.2%).
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