APRIL KEY FIGURES
Mar 08 to Apr 08
|Turnover at current prices |
|Trend estimates |
|Seasonally adjusted estimates |
APRIL KEY POINTS
Trend estimates -
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
- The trend estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series was unchanged in April 2008 compared with March 2008. This follows a revised change in the trend estimate in March 2008 of 0.0% and a revised increase of 0.1% in February 2008.
- In April 2008, industries that had an increase in trend estimate were Food retailing (+0.2%), Department stores (+0.2%), Clothing and soft good retailing (+0.1%) and Recreational good retailing (+0.2%).
- The seasonally adjusted estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series decreased by 0.2% in April 2008. This follows a revised increase of 0.2% in March 2008 and a decrease of -0.1% in February 2008.
- Industries that had a decrease in the seasonally adjusted estimate were Food retailing (-1.1%), Recreational good retailing (-1.2%) and Other retailing (-0.7%), while Department stores (+1.9%), Clothing and soft good retailing (+2.9%) and Household good retailing (+0.4%) had an increase in the seasonally adjusted estimate.
- In original terms, Australian turnover decreased by 1.6% in April 2008 compared with March 2008. Chains and other large retailers (which are completely enumerated) decreased by 2.3%, while the estimate for 'smaller' retailers (the sampled units) decreased by 0.7%.
- Australian turnover increased by 6.0% in April 2008 compared with April 2007. Chains and other large retailers increased by 8.3%, while 'smaller' retailers increased by 3.0% over the same period.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
|ISSUE ||Release Date|
|May 2008 ||2 July 2008|
|June 2008 ||31 July 2008|
|July 2008 ||2 September 2008|
|August 2008 ||30 September 2008|
|September 2008 ||3 November 2008|
|October 2008 ||2 December 2008|
There are no changes in this issue.
Standard errors for the Australian estimates (original data) for April 2008 contained in this publication are:
|Data Series |
|Level of retail turnover ($m) |
|Change from preceding month ($m) |
|% change from preceding month (%) |
For more information see the Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 32-36.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Graham Phillips on Canberra (02) 6252 5625.