8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, May 2015  
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ANALYSIS - TOTAL RETAIL


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

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

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.2% in May 2015 following a rise of 0.3% in April 2015 and a rise of 0.3% in March 2015.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.3% in May 2015 following a fall of 0.1% in April 2015 and a rise of 0.2% in March 2015.

The original estimate for Australian turnover rose 3.1% in May 2015. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers rose 3.2% in May 2015. The original estimate for smaller retailers rose 3.1% in May 2015.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

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

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in May 2015: New South Wales (0.7%), Queensland (0.2%), Western Australia (0.2%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.9%) and Tasmania (0.6%). South Australia (0.0%) and the Northern Territory (0.0%) were relatively unchanged. Victoria (-0.1%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in May 2015.

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