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


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

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

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.2% in May 2013 following a rise of 0.2% in April 2013 and a rise of 0.3% in March 2013.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.1% in May 2013 following a fall of 0.1% in April 2013 and a fall of 0.6% in March 2013.

The original estimate for Australian turnover rose 4.3% in May 2013. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers rose 4.2% in May 2013. The original estimate for smaller retailers rose 4.4% in May 2013.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

The following states and territories rose in trend terms in May 2013: New South Wales (0.4%), Queensland (0.3%), Western Australia (0.3%), South Australia (0.1%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.2%). Victoria (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. Tasmania (-0.3%) and the Northern Territory (-0.2%) fell in trend terms in May 2013.

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in May 2013: Western Australia (1.6%), Queensland (0.5%), South Australia (0.6%), Tasmania (0.6%) and the Northern Territory (0.8%). New South Wales (-0.4%), Victoria (-0.3%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-1.7%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in May 2013.

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