8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Nov 2011  
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09 January 2012
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Retail turnover flat in November 2011

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover was relatively unchanged (0.0%) in November 2011, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.2% the previous month.

Turnover rose in Other retailing (0.3%) and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.1%) and was relatively unchanged in Food retailing (0.0%) and Household goods retailing (0.0%). Turnover fell in Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.4%) and Department stores (-0.1%).

Turnover rose in Queensland (0.5%), New South Wales (0.3%), Western Australia (0.8%), South Australia (0.2%), Tasmania (0.4%) and the Northern Territory (0.4%). Turnover fell in Victoria (-1.1%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-1.9%).

Trend turnover rose 0.3% in November 2011. This follows a rise of 0.3% in October 2011 and a rise of 0.3% in September 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.