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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2007  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun 07
May 07 to Jun 07
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend estimates
19 130.6
0.4
Seasonally adjusted estimates
19 179.7
1.4

Jun Qtr 07
Mar Qtr 07 to Jun Qtr 07
$m
% change

Turnover, in volume terms
Trend estimates
54 420.0
0.9
Seasonally adjusted estimates
54 183.5
-0.2

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 increased by 0.4% in June 2007. This follows an increase of 0.4% in May 2007 and a revised increase of 0.5% in April 2007.
  • In June 2007, all states and territories had an increase in the trend estimate, except Victoria which was flat. The largest increase occurred in Queensland (+1.0%).


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series increased by 1.4% in June 2007. This follows a revised decrease of 0.3% in May 2007 and a decrease of 0.3% in April 2007.
  • All states and territories had increases in the seasonally adjusted estimate. The largest increase occurred in Queensland (+2.2%).


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, Australian turnover increased by 0.5% in June 2007 compared with May 2007. Chains and other large retailers (which are completely enumerated) increased by 1.8%, while the estimate for 'smaller' retailers (the sampled units) decreased by 1.2%.
  • Australian turnover increased by 6.4% in June 2007 compared with June 2006. Chains and other large retailers increased by 7.5%, while 'smaller' retailers increased by 5.0%.


VOLUME MEASURES
  • The trend volume measure of turnover increased by 0.9% in the June quarter 2007. This follows a 1.1% increase in the March quarter 2007. In seasonally adjusted terms, the volume measure decreased by 0.2% in the June quarter 2007.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2007 31 August 2007
August 2007 3 October 2007
September 2007 1 November 2007
October 2007 4 December 2007
November 2007 9 January 2008
December 2007 5 February 2008



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

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



CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Previously, the reference year has been updated annually every June quarter. From 2007 onwards, the updating of the reference year will be completed in the September quarter each year.



SAMPLING ERRORS

Standard errors for the Australian estimates (original data) for June 2007 contained in this publication are:

Data Series
Estimate
Standard error

Level of retail turnover ($m)
18 571.6
122.3
Change from preceding month ($m)
93.1
63.4
% change from preceding month (%)
0.5
0.3


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



INQUIRIES

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