8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Mar 2016  
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

March 2016
February 2016 to March 2016
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
24 930.9
0.2
Seasonally Adjusted
24 945.9
0.4


March Qtr 2016
December Qtr 2015 to March Qtr 2016
$m
% change

Turnover in volume terms
Trend
72 431.5
0.5
Seasonally Adjusted
72 452.0
0.5


Monthly Turnover, Current Prices - Trend Estimate
Graph: Monthly Turnover, Current Prices, Trend Estimate

Quarterly Turnover, in volume terms - Trend estimate
Graph: Quarterly Turnover in volume terms, Trend Estimate




MARCH KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.2% in March 2016. This follows a rise of 0.2% in February 2016 and a rise of 0.2% in January 2016.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.4% in March 2016. This follows a rise of 0.1% in February 2016 and a rise of 0.4% in January 2016.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 3.6% in March 2016 compared with March 2015.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in March 2016: Food retailing (0.1%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.7%), Household goods retailing (0.2%), Other retailing (0.2%) and Department stores (0.1%). Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.0%) was relatively unchanged in trend terms in March 2016.
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in March 2016: New South Wales (0.2%), Victoria (0.2%), Queensland (0.1%), South Australia (0.3%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.8%) and Tasmania (0.2%). Western Australia (0.0%) was relatively unchanged. The Northern Territory (-0.1%) fell in trend terms in March 2016.


VOLUME MEASURES
  • In volume terms, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rose 0.5% in the March quarter 2016.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2016 2 June 2016
May 2016 5 July 2016
June 2016 4 August 2016
July 2016 1 September 2016
August 2016 5 October 2016
September 2016 4 November 2016



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue includes updated quarterly measures of total retail turnover per capita. The full time series is available from the Downloads tab of this publication on the ABS website.

Updated online retail turnover estimates for the March 2016 reference month are provided and explained within the appendix section of this publication.


REVISIONS

There are no revisions to the original estimates. Revisions to seasonally adjusted estimates are due to the concurrent methodology for deriving seasonal factors. For information on seasonal adjustment and trend estimation please refer to the explanatory notes of this publication.


TIME SERIES DATA

Data available from the Downloads tab of this issue on the ABS website include longer time series of tables in this publication:
  • Monthly retail turnover by state and 15 industry subgroups in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Monthly retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sectors, by six industry groups and also by state in original terms
  • Monthly retail turnover completely enumerated sector, total level in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly retail chain volume measures by six industry groups and also by state in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly retail turnover per capita in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Quarterly sales to households by selected service industries in original terms.


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