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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Oct 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/12/2009   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Oct 09
Sep 09 to Oct 09
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend estimates
19 790.1
0.2
Seasonally adjusted estimates
19 750.7
0.3


Monthly Turnover, Current prices - Trend estimate
Graph: Monthly turnover_current prices_trend_% change



OCTOBER KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate increased 0.2% in October 2009. This follows 0.3% in both September 2009 and August 2009.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate increased 0.3% in October 2009. This follows a decrease of 0.2% in September 2009 and an increase of 0.5% in August 2009.
  • In original terms, Australian turnover increased 6.6% in October 2009. Australian turnover increased 6.0% in October 2009 compared with October 2008.
  • In trend terms, Food retailing (0.2%), Department stores (0.3%), and Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.1%) increased in October 2009. Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.1%) and Other Retailing (-0.1%) decreased and Household good retailing was unchanged.
  • The following states increased in trend terms: New South Wales (0.5%), Victoria (0.2%), Western Australia (0.3%), Tasmania (0.5%), the Northern Territory (0.6%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.1%). Queensland (-0.1%) decreased and South Australia was unchanged.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2009 7 January 2010
December 2009 4 February 2010
January 2010 2 March 2010
February 2010 31 March 2010
March 2010 6 May 2010
April 2010 1 June 2010



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


REVISIONS

There are no revisions to the original estimates. Revisions to seasonally adjusted estimates are due to the concurrent methodology for deriving seasonal factors.


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, the quarterly chain volume measures and the following additional current price monthly series:
  • Retail turnover by state and 15 industry subgroups in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sector, by six industry groups in original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sector, by state in original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated sector, total level in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms.


INQUIRIES

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