8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Feb 2018  
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ANALYSIS - TOTAL RETAIL


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

The chart below shows the trend series and seasonally adjusted series to February 2018.

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.4% in February 2018 following a rise of 0.3% in January 2018 and a rise of 0.3% in December 2017.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.6% in February 2018 following a rise of 0.2% in January 2018 and a fall of 0.5% in December 2017.

The original estimate for Australian turnover fell 10.0% in February 2018. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers fell 11.8% in February 2018. The original estimate for smaller retailers fell 5.8% in February 2018.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

The following states and territories rose in trend terms in February 2018: Victoria (0.6%), New South Wales (0.3%), Queensland (0.3%), South Australia (0.3%), Western Australia (0.1%), Tasmania (0.2%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.1%), and the Northern Territory (0.2%).

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in February 2018: New South Wales (1.1%), Victoria (1.1%), South Australia (0.7%), the Northern Territory (1.1%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.5%), and Tasmania (0.3%). Western Australia (-0.6%) and Queensland (-0.3%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in February 2018.

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