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


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.2% in April 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.2%) and fell for Other specialised food retailing (-0.1%) and Liquor retailing (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.2%) and fell for Liquor retailing (-2.2%) and Other specialised food retailing (-1.2%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing rose 0.2% in April 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate was relatively unchanged (0.0%). By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.5%) and Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.3%) and fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.9%) and Electrical and electronic goods retailing (0.1%) and fell for and Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (-0.9%).

Graph: Houshold goods retailing


CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND PERSONAL ACCESSORY RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing rose 1.0% in April 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Clothing retailing (1.2%) and was relatively unchanged for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.0%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Clothing retailing (3.1%) and fell for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (-2.2%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores rose 0.2% in April 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.7%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing rose 0.3% in April 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.0%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c. (0.8%) and Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.1%) and fell for Other recreational goods retailing (-1.0%) and Newspaper and book retailing (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Other recreational goods retailing (-4.0%), Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (-1.0%) and Other retailing n.e.c (-0.5%) and rose for Newspaper and book retailing (1.1%).

Graph: Other retailing


CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAY FOOD SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services rose 0.4% in April 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.8%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.6%) and fell for Takeaway food services (-0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (1.2%) and Takeaway food services (0.3%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services