8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, May 2015  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/07/2015   
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ANALYSIS BY INDUSTRY


FOOD RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.2% in May 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.7%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.3%), was relatively unchanged for Liquor retailing (0.0%) and fell for Other specialised food retailing (-0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.7%), Liquor retailing (0.6%) and Other specialised food retailing (0.5%).

Graph: Food retailing


HOUSEHOLD GOODS RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing rose 0.3% in May 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.9%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.6%) and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (0.5%) and fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (1.7%) and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (1.2%) and fell for 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 0.8% in May 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.8%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Clothing retailing (1.1%) and fell for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (-0.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Clothing retailing (-1.3%) and rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.1%).

Graph: Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing


DEPARTMENT STORES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores (0.0%) was relatively unchanged in May 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.4%.

Graph: Department Stores


OTHER RETAILING

In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing rose 0.2% in May 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.3%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c. (0.8%), was relatively unchanged for Newspaper and book retailing (0.0%) and Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.0%) and fell for Other recreational goods retailing (-1.2%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Other retailing n.e.c (0.8%) and Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.7%) and fell for Newspaper and book retailing (-3.0%) and Other recreational goods retailing (-0.1%).

Graph: Other retailing


CAFES, RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAY FOOD SERVICES

In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.0%) was relatively unchanged in May 2015. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.2%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.2%) and fell for Takeaway food services (-0.4%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Takeaway food services (-0.7%) and rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.1%).

Graph: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services