In seasonally adjusted terms, monthly retail turnover in Western Australia increased (0.7%) in November 2009to nearly $2.2 billion, after an increase (1.1%) in the previous month.
While there were some fluctuations in the seasonally adjusted data through the year, monthly retail turnover in Western Australia has remained above $2.1 billion since March 2009. This may have been due, at least in part, to the government's stimulus packages and positive turnaround to the economy.
The retail trade trend series was suspended in November 2008 as it was not possible to determine the trend in retail turnover for the period affected by the government's economic stimulus packages and other influences associated with global economic conditions. It has now been available since September 2009.
In trend terms retail turnover increased marginally (0.1%) in November 2009. Retail trade has continued to steadily increase from January 2009. This is an increase of almost 4% during this period.
Since November 2000 retail turnover in Western Australia has increased just under $1 billion in both seasonally adjusted and trend terms.
The increase in turnover in the year to September 2009 in seasonally adjusted terms was driven primarily by Household goods (up 12%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (up 9%). Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retail outlets experienced the only decrease (down 7%).
This link takes you to time series spreadsheets from Retail Trade Australia, Nov 2009 (cat. no.8501.0). Tables 3 and 4 contain monthly turnover data by state. Table 11 contains retail turnover by state and industry.