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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Feb 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/03/2010   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 10
Jan 10 to Feb 10
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend estimates
20 000.5
0.1
Seasonally adjusted estimates
19 827.6
-1.4


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



FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate increased 0.1% in February 2010. This follows a 0.2% increase in January 2010 and a 0.2% increase in December 2009.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate decreased 1.4% in February 2010. This follows a 1.1% increase in January 2010 and a 0.8% decrease in December 2009.
  • In original terms, Australian turnover decreased 11.9% in February 2010. Australian turnover increased 3.4% in February 2010 compared with February 2009.
  • The following industries increased in trend terms in February 2010: Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.4%), Other retailing (0.4%), Department stores (0.2%) and Household good retailing (0.1%). Food retailing (-0.1%) and Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.1%) both decreased in February 2010.
  • The following states and territories increased in trend terms in February 2010: Western Australia (0.6%), the Northern Territory (0.4%), the Australian Capital Territory (0.3%), Victoria (0.2%) and South Australia (0.1%). New South Wales (-0.1%), Queensland (-0.1%) and Tasmania (-0.1%) all decreased in February 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2010 6 May 2010
April 2010 1 June 2010
May 2010 1 July 2010
June 2010 3 August 2010
July 2010 31 August 2010
August 2010 5 October 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 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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