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Retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in May 2015
The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in May following a fall of -0.1 per cent in April 2015, seasonally adjusted.
In monthly terms, the trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in May 2015 following a 0.3 per cent rise in April 2015. In year-on-year terms, the trend estimate rose 4.4 per cent.
In seasonally adjusted terms there were rises in food retailing (0.7 per cent), household goods retailing (0.9 per cent) and other retailing (0.3 per cent). There were falls in department stores (-1.4 per cent), clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.8 per cent) and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (-0.2 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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