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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Mar 2007  
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar 07
Feb 07 to Mar 07
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend estimates
18 929.1
0.7
Seasonally adjusted estimates
19 026.8
1.1

Mar Qtr 07
Dec Qtr 06 to Mar Qtr 07
$m
% change

Turnover, in volume terms
Trend estimates
54 091.0
1.3
Seasonally adjusted estimates
54 317.4
2.0

Monthly turnover, Trend estimates - % change
Graph: Monthly turnover, Trend estimate, Percentage change

Quarterly turnover, in volume terms - Trend estimates
Graph: Quarterly turnover, in volume terms—Trend estimates



MARCH KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series increased by 0.7% in March 2007. This follows revised increases of 0.7% in both February and January 2007.
  • In March 2007, all states and territories had an increase in the trend estimate. The largest increase occurred in Western Australia (+1.0%).


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series increased by 1.1% in March 2007. This follows an increase of 0.9% in February 2007 and a revised increase of 0.9% in January 2007.
  • All states and territories had increases in the seasonally adjusted estimate. The largest increases occurred in Queensland (+2.1%) and the Australian Capital Territory (+1.9%).


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, Australian turnover increased by 13.0% in March 2007 compared with February 2007. Chains and other large retailers (which are completely enumerated) increased by 14.7%, while the estimate for 'smaller' retailers (the sampled units) increased by 10.9%.
  • Australian turnover increased by 8.2% in March 2007 compared with March 2006. Chains and other large retailers increased by 8.6%, while 'smaller' retailers increased by 7.8%.


VOLUME MEASURES
  • The trend volume measure of turnover increased by 1.3% in the March quarter 2007. This follows a revised increase of 1.2% in the December quarter 2006. In seasonally adjusted terms, the volume measure increased by 2.0% in the March quarter 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2007 30 May 2007
May 2007 3 July 2007
June 2007 1 August 2007
July 2007 31 August 2007
August 2007 3 October 2007
September 2007 1 November 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Quarterly Chain Volume data are shown in Tables 14 and 15 of this issue. Revisions have been made to the chain volume estimates for September quarter 2006 and December quarter 2006. These revisions relate to Food retailing and reflect an improved methodology for measuring the impact of changes in banana prices on volume estimates.



SAMPLING ERRORS

Standard errors for the Australian estimates (original data) for March 2007 contained in this publication are:

Data Series
Estimate
Standard error

Level of retail turnover ($m)
18 767.4
135.5
Change from preceding month ($m)
2 164.2
50.5
% change from preceding month (%)
13.0
0.3


For more information see the Explanatory Notes, paragraphs 32-36.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Graham Phillips on Canberra (02) 6252 5625.


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