8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Feb 2018  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/04/2018   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.3% in February 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.2%), Other specialised food retailing (0.6%), and Liquor retailing (0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Liquor retailing (2.1%), and Supermarket and grocery stores (0.1%), and was relatively unchanged for Other specialised food retailing (0.0%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing rose 0.6% in February 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (0.9%), and Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.7%), and fell for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (2.0%), Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (1.5%), and Electrical and electronic 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 0.4% in February 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Clothing retailing (0.5%), and was relatively unchanged for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.0%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Clothing retailing (0.8%) and Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (1.6%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores fell 0.2% in February 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 1.5%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing rose 0.4% in February 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.6%), Other retailing n.e.c. (0.3%), and Other recreational goods retailing (0.3%), and fell for Newspaper and book retailing (-0.6%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c (0.9%) and Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.5%), was relatively unchanged for Other recreational goods retailing (0.0%), and fell for Newspaper and book retailing (-5.7%).

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 February 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.7%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.4%) and Takeaway food services (0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Takeaway food services (1.5%) and Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.2%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services