Australian Bureau of Statistics
8502.0 - Retail Trade Quarterly Indicators, Australia, Sep 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/11/2008 First Issue
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
This is a new publication resulting from changes introduced in July 2008 to the Retail Business Survey (RBS). For more information about the changes to the RBS see the July issue of Retail Trade Trends, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0).
TIME SERIES DATA
Data available free from the Downloads tab of this issue on the ABS website include longer time series of tables in this publication and the following additional quarterly series:
COMPLETELY ENUMERATED SECTOR ESTIMATES
For details of a break-in-series in estimates for the completely enumerated and sample sectors between the June and September 2008 quarters, refer to Analysis Current Price Terms.
RELATIONSHIP TO MONTHLY RETAIL TURNOVER
State and Industry monthly retail turnover current price estimates are available from Retail Trade Trends, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0). In original terms, the monthly series released with the September 2008 issue of 8501.0 sum to the quarterly series released in this issue. However, the monthly and quarterly series are seasonally adjusted independently of each other and therefore the resulting seasonally adjusted and trend estimates will differ.
As announced by the Australian Statistician on Wednesday 4 November 2008 the full monthly Retail Trade sample will be reinstated. It is planned that data for the November 2008 month will be collected from the reinstated sample and the results included in 8501.0. The format of 8501.0 however, will not change until early 2009. Therefore, the November issue will continue to present data at the industry and state level only.
With the reinstatement of the full monthly sample, this quarterly release will not be published after the December quarter 2008 issue.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Neil Hamilton on Canberra (02) 6252 5990.
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