8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Apr 2015  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2015   
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ANALYSIS - TOTAL RETAIL


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

The chart below shows the trend series and seasonally adjusted series to April 2015.

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.3% in April 2015 following a rise of 0.3% in March 2015 and a rise of 0.3% in February 2015.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in April 2015 following a rise of 0.2% in March 2015 and a rise of 0.7% in February 2015.

The original estimate for Australian turnover fell 3.3% in April 2015. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers fell 2.4% in April 2015. The original estimate for smaller retailers fell 4.9% in April 2015.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

The following states and territories rose in trend terms in April 2015: Victoria (0.4%), Queensland (0.4%), New South Wales (0.2%), South Australia (0.3%), Western Australia (0.1%), Tasmania (0.4%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.1%). The Northern Territory was relatively unchanged (0.0%).

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in April 2015: Victoria (0.5%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.6%), South Australia (0.1%) and the Northern Territory (0.1%). New South Wales was relatively unchanged (0.0%). Queensland (-0.6%), Tasmania (-0.9%) and Western Australia (-0.1%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in April 2015.

RETAIL TURNOVER, States and Territories
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, States and Territories