8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2011  
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3 August, 2011
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Retail turnover falls 0.1% in June 2011

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover fell 0.1% in June 2011, seasonally adjusted, following a fall of 0.6% the previous month.

Turnover fell in Department stores (-3.2%), Household goods retailing (-0.7%) and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (-0.7%). Turnover rose in Other retailing (1.2%), Food retailing (0.4%) and Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.2%).

Turnover fell in New South Wales (-0.5%), South Australia (-0.8%), Victoria (-0.1%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.7%). Tasmania (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. Turnover rose in Western Australia (0.5%), Queensland (0.2%) and the Northern Territory (0.6%).

Trend turnover rose 0.1% in June 2011. This follows a rise of 0.2% in May 2011 and a rise of 0.2% in April 2011. Trend turnover rose 1.7% in June 2011 compared with June 2010.

Turnover volume rose 0.3%, seasonally adjusted, in the June quarter 2011.

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.