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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Apr 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/05/2007   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr 07
Mar 07 to Apr 07
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend estimates
19 028.4
0.6
Seasonally adjusted estimates
19 013.1
0.1

Monthly turnover, Trend estimates - % change
Graph: Monthly turnover, Trend estimate, Percentage change



APRIL KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • The trend estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series increased by 0.6% in April 2007. This follows increases of 0.7% in both March and February 2007.
  • In April 2007, all states and territories had an increase in the trend estimate. The largest increase occurred in Queensland and Western Australia (both +0.9%).


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of turnover for the Australian Retail and Hospitality/Services series increased by 0.1% in April 2007. This follows a revised increase of 1.0% in March 2007 and an increase of 0.9% in February 2007.
  • All states and territories except New South Wales (-0.1%), South Australia (-0.7%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.9%) had increases in the seasonally adjusted estimate. The largest increase occurred in Tasmania (+1.2%).


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • In original terms, Australian turnover decreased by 4.4% in April 2007 compared with March 2007. Chains and other large retailers (which are completely enumerated) decreased by 4.1%, while the estimate for 'smaller' retailers (the sampled units) decreased by 4.8%.
  • Australian turnover increased by 5.1% in April 2007 compared with April 2006. Chains and other large retailers increased by 4.9%, while 'smaller' retailers increased by 5.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2007 3 July 2007
June 2007 1 August 2007
July 2007 31 August 2007
August 2007 3 October 2007
September 2007 1 November 2007
October 2007 3 December 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



SAMPLING ERRORS

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

Data Series
Estimate
Standard error

Level of retail turnover ($m)
17 941.0
125.2
Change from preceding month ($m)
-826.4
72.0
% change from preceding month (%)
-4.4
0.4


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



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