8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Aug 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/10/2013   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.1% in August 2013. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarkets and grocery stores (0.1%), Liquor retailing (0.3%) and Other specialised food retailing (0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Other specialised food retailing (0.6%) and Liquor retailing (0.4%) and was relatively unchanged for Supermarkets and grocery stores (0.0%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods rose 0.2% in August 2013. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.6%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.6%) and Electrical and electronic goods retailing (0.2%) and fell for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-1.3%) and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-0.7%) and rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.4%).

Graph: Houshold goods retailing


CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND PERSONAL ACCESSORY RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing rose 0.5% in August 2013. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Clothing retailing (0.6%) and Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Clothing retailing (0.5%) and was relatively unchanged for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.0%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores fell 0.9% in August 2013. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 6.4%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing fell 0.3% in August 2013. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate fell for Newspaper and book retailing (-1.5%), Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (-0.3%) and Other recreational goods retailing (-0.1%) and was relatively unchanged for Other retailing n.e.c. (0.0%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Other retailing n.e.c. (-2.6%), was relatively unchanged for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.0%) and rose for Other recreational goods retailing (4.6%) and Newspaper and book retailing (1.4%).

Graph: Other retailing


CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAY FOOD SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services rose 0.2% in August 2013. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.4%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Takeaway food services (0.2%) and Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Takeaway food services (1.1%) and fell for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (-0.2%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services