8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Nov 2010  
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10 January 2011
Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
Retail Trade up 0.3% in November 2010 (seasonally adjusted)

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3% in November 2010, seasonally adjusted, following a revised fall of 0.8% the previous month.

Other retailing (0.8%) and Department stores (0.8%) recorded the largest rises in November 2010 followed by Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.4%), Household goods retailing (0.3%) and Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.3%). Turnover fell in Food retailing (-0.1%).

Turnover rose in New South Wales (0.6%), Queensland (0.6%), Victoria (0.2%) and the Australian Capital Territory (1.0%). Turnover was relatively unchanged in Tasmania (0.0%) and fell in South Australia (-0.9%), Western Australia (-0.2%) and the Northern Territory (-0.9%).

Trend turnover continued to be relatively flat (0.0%) in November 2010. This follows a similarly flat result in October 2010 (0.0%) and a rise of 0.1% in September 2010. Trend turnover rose 2.3% in November 2010 compared with November 2009.

There are no revisions to the original estimates. Seasonally adjusted estimates have been updated, as happens each month, due to the concurrent seasonal adjustment methodology for deriving seasonal factors.

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

Media note:
When reporting ABS data, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) must be attributed as the source.