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The estimate of retail turnover for Tasmania for 2003-04 was $4,095.8 million, an increase of 13.0% above the 2002-03 total of $3,625.8 million. Food retailing was the largest contributor to the Tasmanian total, accounting for 40.2% of retail turnover in 2003-04. The sector showing the largest rate of growth was Recreational good retailing with a 25.1% increase from $186.3m to $233.0m.
TURNOVER OF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS(a), Tasmania
(a) Changes to this series were implemented in July 2004 with the introduction of a new sample design and an improved estimation method. These changes have caused revisions to the historical level estimates but the effects of the changes on movements should be minimal.
Source: Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0).