8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Mar 2018  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/05/2018   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.3% in March 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.7%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.2%), Other specialised food retailing (1.0%), and Liquor retailing (0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.5%), Other specialised food retailing (3.7%), and Liquor retailing (0.4%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing rose 0.5% in March 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.6%), Electrical and electronic goods retailing (0.4%), and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-1.2%), and Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (-0.2%), and rose for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (1.1%).

Graph: Houshold goods retailing


CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND PERSONAL ACCESSORY RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing rose 0.3% in March 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Clothing retailing (0.3%), and was relatively unchanged for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.0%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Clothing retailing (-0.5%) and rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.5%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores fell 0.2% in March 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.5%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing rose 0.3% in March 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.6%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c. (0.5%), Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.3%), and Other recreational goods retailing (0.3%), and fell for Newspaper and book retailing (-1.5%).The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (-1.0%), Newspaper and book retailing (-3.4%), and Other retailing n.e.c (-0.2%), and rose for Other recreational goods retailing (1.2%).

Graph: Other retailing


CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAY FOOD SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in March 2018. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.8%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate fell for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (-0.1%) and rose for Takeaway food services (0.1%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (-1.1%) and Takeaway food services (-0.4%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services