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Retail turnover relatively unchanged in April 2015
The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover was relatively unchanged in April (0.0 per cent) following a rise of 0.2 per cent in March 2015, seasonally adjusted.
Though the seasonally adjusted result was relatively unchanged this month, the trend result for April 2015 is up 4.4 per cent compared to April 2014. In monthly terms the trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in April 2015 following a 0.3 per cent rise in March 2015.
In seasonally adjusted terms there were rises in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.8 per cent) and clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (1.3 per cent). Household goods retailing was relatively unchanged (0.0 per cent). There were falls in other retailing (-1.0 per cent), food retailing (-0.1 per cent) and department stores (-0.7 per cent).
More detailed industry analysis and further information on the statistical methodology is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0) on the ABS website at https://www.abs.gov.au
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