8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2018  
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ANALYSIS - TOTAL RETAIL


TOTAL RETAIL - MONTHLY

The chart below shows the trend series and seasonally adjusted series to June 2018.

In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.3% in June 2018 following a rise of 0.4% in May 2018 and a rise of 0.4% in April 2018.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.4% in June 2018 following a rise of 0.4% in May 2018 and a rise of 0.5% in April 2018.

The original estimate for Australian turnover fell 0.5% in June 2018. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers rose 0.2% in June 2018. The original estimate for smaller retailers fell 2.1% in June 2018.

RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, Australia



TOTAL RETAIL - QUARTERLY

In volume terms, the seasonally adjusted estimate for the June quarter 2018 rose 1.2% following a rise of 0.2% in the March quarter 2018 and a rise of 0.8% in the December quarter 2017.

In the June quarter 2018, the seasonally adjusted estimate rose in volume terms for Food retailing (1.6%), Household goods retailing (1.4%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (2.0%), Department stores (2.2%), Other retailing (0.7%), and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.1%).

The Implicit Price Deflator for Australian turnover fell 0.1% in seasonally adjusted terms in the June quarter 2018.


TOTAL RETAIL - BY STATE

The following states and territories rose in trend terms in June 2018: New South Wales (0.5%), Victoria (0.5%), Tasmania (0.9%), South Australia (0.2%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.8%), Western Australia (0.1%), and the Northern Territory (0.7%). Queensland (0.0%) was relatively unchanged in trend terms in June 2018.

The following states and territories rose in seasonally adjusted terms in June 2018: Victoria (1.1%), New South Wales (0.4%), Western Australia (0.2%), the Australian Capital Territory (1.2%), and Tasmania (0.9%). South Australia (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. Queensland (-0.3%) and the Northern Territory (-0.4%) fell in seasonally adjusted terms in June 2018.

RETAIL TURNOVER, States and Territories
Graph: RETAIL TURNOVER, States and Territories


In the June quarter 2018, the seasonally adjusted estimate rose in volume terms in the following states: New South Wales (1.7%), Victoria (1.7%), Tasmania (2.7%), Western Australia (0.4%), the Australian Capital Territory (2.4%), Queensland (0.2%), South Australia (0.6%), and the Northern Territory (3.0%).