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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, July 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/09/2012   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

July 2012
June 2012 to July 2012
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
21 514.6
0.4
Seasonally Adjusted
21 417.5
-0.8


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



JULY KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.4% in July 2012. This follows a rise of 0.4% in June 2012 and a rise of 0.5% in May 2012.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.8% in July 2012. This follows a rise of 1.2% in June 2012 and a rise of 0.6% in May 2012.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 4.0% in July 2012 compared with July 2011.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in July 2012: Food retailing (0.4%), Household goods retailing (0.7%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.8%) and Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.5%). Other retailing (0.0%) was relatively unchanged and Department stores (-0.5%) fell in trend terms in July 2012.
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in July 2012: New South Wales (0.6%), Queensland (0.3%), Western Australia (0.5%), Victoria (0.2%), South Australia (0.1%), the Northern Territory (0.5%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.2%). Tasmania (-0.4%) fell in trend terms in July 2012.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2012 4 October 2012
September 2012 5 November 2012
October 2012 3 December 2012
November 2012 9 January 2013
December 2012 6 February 2013
January 2013 5 March 2013



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


REVISIONS

There are no revisions to 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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