8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Dec 2012  
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.3% in December 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarkets and grocery stores (0.2%) and Liquor retailing (0.4%) and fell for Other specialised food retailing (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Other specialised food (-4.6%) and rose for Liquor retailing (1.9%) and Supermarkets and grocery stores (0.1%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing fell 0.4% in December 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.8%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate fell for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-0.9%), Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (-0.4%) and Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (2.1%), Electrical and electronic goods 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 fell 0.2% in December 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 2.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate fell for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (-0.6%) and rose for Clothing retailing (0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (4.2%) and Clothing retailing (1.0%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores rose 0.1% in December 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.8%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing fell 0.5% in December 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 2.8%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate fell for Other retailing n.e.c. (-0.7%), Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (-0.4%), Newspaper and book retailing (-0.7%) and rose for Other recreational goods retailing (0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (-2.8%), Newspaper and book retailing (-7.5%), Other retailing n.e.c. (-1.7%) and Other recreational goods 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 fell 0.3% in December 2012. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate fell for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (-0.5%) and rose for Takeaway food services (0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (-1.5%) and Takeaway food services (-0.7%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services