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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2008  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun 08
May 08 to Jun 08
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend estimates
20 113.4
0.0
Seasonally adjusted estimates
20 036.5
-1.0


Jun Qtr 08
Mar Qtr 08 to Jun Qtr 08
$m
% change

Turnover, in volume terms
Trend estimates
57 134.2
-0.2
Seasonally adjusted estimates
56 930.5
-0.6


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




JUNE KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • The trend estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series was unchanged in June 2008. The previous three months have all been revised to no change in the trend estimate.
  • In June 2008, industries that had an increase in the trend estimate were Food retailing (+0.2%) and Other retailing (+0.3%). Department stores (-0.8%), Clothing and soft good retailing (-0.6%), Recreational good retailing (-0.2%) and Hospitality and services (-0.1%) had a decline in the trend estimate.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series decreased by 1.0% in June 2008. This follows a revised increase of 0.9% in May 2008 and a revised decrease of 0.4% in April 2008.
  • All industries except, Household good retailing (+0.8%) and Hospitality and services (0.0%), had a decrease in June 2008. The largest decreases were in Department stores (-5.2%) and Clothing and soft good retailing (-5.0%).


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, Australian turnover decreased by 3.9% in June 2008 compared with May 2008. Chains and other large retailers (which are completely enumerated) decreased by 2.9%, while the estimate for 'smaller' retailers (the sampled units) decreased by 5.3%.
  • Australian turnover increased by 1.9% in June 2008 compared with June 2007. Chains and other large retailers increased by 4.0%, while 'smaller' retailers decreased by 0.9%.


VOLUME MEASURES
  • The trend volume measure of turnover decreased by 0.2% in the June quarter 2008. This follows a 0.2% increase in the March quarter 2008. In seasonally adjusted terms, the volume measure decreased by 0.6% in the June quarter 2008.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2008 9 September 2008
August 2008 30 September 2008
September 2008 3 November 2008
October 2008 2 December 2008
November 2008 7 January 2009
December 2008 4 February 2009



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Quarterly Chain Volume data are shown in Tables 14 and 15 of this issue.


SAMPLING ERRORS

Standard errors for the Australian estimates (original data) for June 2008 contained in this publication are:

Data Series
Estimate
Standard error

Level of retail turnover ($m)
19 061.4
143.7
Change from preceding month ($m)
-775.4
52.5
% change from preceding month (%)
-3.9
0.3



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


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