8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Aug 2015  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/10/2015   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.1% in August 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.6%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Other specialised food retailing (0.3%) and Liquor retailing (0.2%) and was relatively unchanged for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.0%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.6%), Liquor retailing (0.8%) and Other specialised food retailing (0.4%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing rose 0.2% in August 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.3%) and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.3%) and fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (0.8%) and fell for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (-0.2%) and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-0.1%).

Graph: Houshold goods retailing


CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND PERSONAL ACCESSORY RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing rose 0.1% in August 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.4%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.5%) and fell for Clothing retailing (-0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Clothing retailing (-1.6%) and Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (-1.1%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores rose 0.4% in August 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.3%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing rose 0.5% in August 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c. (0.6%) and Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.5%) and fell for Newspaper and book retailing (-0.7%) and Other recreational goods retailing (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c (1.6%), Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (1.0%), Other recreational goods retailing (2.3%) and Newspaper and book retailing (0.5%).

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 August 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Takeaway food services (0.4%) and Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Takeaway food services (-1.0%) and rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.2%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services