8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Dec 2018  
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.2% in December 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.5%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarkets and grocery stores (0.3%), and fell for Liquor retailing (-0.1%), and Other specialised food retailing (-0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Supermarkets and grocery stores (0.5%), Other specialised food retailing (1.0%), and Liquor retailing (0.1%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in December 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 2.8%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (0.3%), and Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.2%), and fell for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-0.5%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-5.3%), and for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-2.7%), and was relatively unchanged for Hardware, building and garden supplies 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 0.3% in December 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 2.4%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.6%), and Clothing retailing (0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Clothing retailing (-2.5%), and Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (-2.1%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores rose 0.1% in December 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.1%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing rose 0.1% in December 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.4%), and fell for Other retailing n.e.c. (-0.1%), Newspaper and book retailing (-0.6%), and Other recreational goods retailing (-0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Other retailing n.e.c (-1.0%), was relatively unchanged for Other recreational goods retailing (0.0%), and rose for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.7%), and Newspaper and book retailing (0.6%).

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 December 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.1%), and was relatively unchanged for Takeaway food services (0.0%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Takeaway food services (2.3%), and Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.2%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services