8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Apr 2011  
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2 June, 2011
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)

Retail Trade up 1.1% in April 2011

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 1.1% in April 2011, seasonally adjusted, following a fall of 0.3% the previous month.

Turnover rose in Food retailing (0.9%), Other retailing (2.0%), Department stores (3.6%), Household goods retailing (0.7%) and Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (1.2%). Turnover fell in Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (-0.3%).

Turnover rose in Victoria (2.8%), Queensland (1.8%), Western Australia (0.6%), New South Wales (0.1%) and Tasmania (0.5%). Turnover fell in South Australia (-0.4%), the Australian Capital Territory (-0.6%) and the Northern Territory (-0.8%).

Trend turnover rose 0.4% in April 2011. This follows a rise of 0.4% in March 2011 and a rise of 0.3% in February 2011. Trend turnover rose 2.7% in April 2011 compared with April 2010.

More detailed industry analysis and further information on the statistical methodology is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0).

Media note: Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.