8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Aug 2017  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/10/2017   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in August 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.6%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Liquor retailing (0.2%), was relatively unchanged for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.0%), and fell for Other specialised food retailing (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Supermarket and grocery stores (-0.5%), Liquor retailing (-1.4%), and Other specialised food retailing (-0.9%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing fell 0.1% in August 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.0%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-0.4%), was relatively unchanged for Hardware, building and garden supplies (0.0%), and rose for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-1.6%) and Hardware, building and garden supplies (-1.1%), and was relatively unchanged for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.0%).

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 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Clothing retailing (0.4%), and Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (-0.6%) and rose for Clothing retailing (0.1%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores fell -0.6% in August 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.7%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing rose 0.5% in August 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c. (0.9%), and Other recreational goods retailing (0.7%), and fell Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (-0.1%), and Newspapers and book retailing (-0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c (1.7%), and fell for Other recreational goods retailing (-2.3%), Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (-0.5%), and Newspapers and books retailing (-2.3%).

Graph: Other retailing


CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAY FOOD SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services rose 0.1% in August 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.1%), and fell Takeaway food services (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (-1.8%) and Takeaway food services (-0.5%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services