8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Aug 2013  
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ANALYSIS - TOTAL RETAIL


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

The chart below shows the trend series and seasonally adjusted series to August 2013.

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover was relatively unchanged in August 2013 (0.0%) following a rise of 0.1% in July 2013 and a rise of 0.1% in June 2013.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.4% in August 2013 following a rise of 0.1% July 2013 and a relatively unchanged June 2013 (0.0%).

The original estimate for Australian turnover rose 2.5% in August 2013. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers rose 2.1% in August 2013. The original estimate for smaller retailers rose 3.4% in August 2013.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

The following states and territories rose in trend terms in August 2013: South Australia (0.6%), Victoria (0.1%), the Northern Territory (0.9%) and Tasmania (0.5%). Queensland was relatively unchanged (0.0%). New South Wales (-0.1%), Western Australia (-0.1%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.2%) fell in trend terms in August 2013.

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in August 2013: Victoria (0.6%), New South Wales (0.4%), Western Australia (0.7%), Queensland (0.2%), the Northern Territory (1.3%) and Tasmania (0.3%). South Australia (-0.2%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.8%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in August 2013.

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