8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2015  
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4 August 2015
Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
Retail turnover rose 0.7 per cent in June 2015

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.7 per cent in June following a rise of 0.4 per cent in May 2015, seasonally adjusted.

The monthly trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 per cent in June 2015 following a 0.3 per cent rise in May 2015. The trend estimate rose 4.7 per cent compared to June 2014.

In seasonally adjusted terms, there were rises in household goods retailing (2.2 per cent), other retailing (2.0 per cent) and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.2 per cent). There were falls in clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-1.4 per cent), food retailing (-0.1 per cent) and department stores (-0.1 per cent).

In seasonally adjusted terms there were rises in New South Wales (1.0 per cent), Victoria (0.8 per cent), South Australia (0.8 per cent), Queensland (0.2 per cent), Western Australia (0.2 per cent), the Northern Territory (0.8 per cent) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.2 per cent). Tasmania (0.0 per cent) was relatively unchanged.

In seasonally adjusted volume terms, turnover rose 0.8 per cent in the June quarter 2015, following a rise of 0.6 per cent in the March quarter 2015.

Online retail turnover contributed 3.3 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms.

More detailed industry analysis and further information on the statistical methodology is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0) on the ABS website at https://www.abs.gov.au

Media note:

  • Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.
  • For a detailed definition of each industry group and subgroup in terms of its ANZSIC 2006 classes, please refer to paragraph 6 of the Explanatory Notes.