FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES
January 2015 to February 2015
|Turnover at current prices |
|Seasonally Adjusted |
FEBRUARY KEY POINTS
Current Prices -
- The trend estimate rose 0.3% in February 2015. This follows a rise of 0.3% in January 2015 and a rise of 0.3% in December 2014.
- The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.7% in February 2015. This follows a rise of 0.5% in January 2015 and a rise of 0.1% in December 2014.
- In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 4.0% in February 2015 compared with February 2014.
- The following industries rose in trend terms in February 2015: Household goods retailing (0.6%), Food retailing (0.2%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.5%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.6%), Other retailing (0.1%) and Department stores (0.1%).
- The following states and territories rose in trend terms in February 2015: Queensland (0.6%), New South Wales (0.2%), Victoria (0.3%), Western Australia (0.3%), South Australia (0.3%), Tasmania (0.4%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.1%). The Northern Territory (0.0%) was relatively unchanged in trend terms in February 2015.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
|ISSUE ||Release Date|
|March 2015 ||6 May 2015|
|April 2015 ||4 June 2015|
|May 2015 ||3 July 2015|
|June 2015 ||4 August 2015|
|July 2015 ||3 September 2015|
|August 2015 ||2 October 2015|
This issue includes updated online retail turnover estimates for the February 2015 reference month. These estimates are provided and explained within the appendix section of this publication.
A trend break correction has been applied to the Electrical and electronic goods retailing series in September 2014. This is due to the influence of the release of the iPhone 6 during that month. In subsequent months it has become apparent that the observed shift in the level of the series is not a short term event.
There are no revisions to the original estimates. Revisions to seasonally adjusted estimates are due to the concurrent methodology for deriving seasonal factors and impacts from the application of the trend break correction to the Electrical and electronic goods retailing series in September 2014. For information on seasonal adjustment and trend estimation please refer to the explanatory notes of this publication.
TIME SERIES DATA
Data available from the Downloads tab of this issue on the ABS website include longer time series of tables in this publication:
- Monthly retail turnover by state and 15 industry subgroups in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
- Monthly retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sectors, by six industry groups and also by state in original terms
- Monthly retail turnover completely enumerated sector, total level in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
- Quarterly retail chain volume measures by six industry groups and also by state in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
- Quarterly retail turnover per capita in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
- Quarterly sales to households by selected service industries in original terms.
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