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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Nov 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/01/2010   
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January 7, 2010
ABS retail sales up 1.4% in November 2009

The latest ABS retail trade figures show that sales in November rose 1.4%, seasonally adjusted, compared with a rise of 0.4% the previous month.

Sales rose, in seasonally adjusted terms, across all retail industry groups: Clothing, Footwear & Other Personal Accessory Retailing (2.5%), Household Goods Retailing (1.7%), Food Retailing (1.6%), Department Stores (1.1%), Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaway Food Services (1.1%) and Other Retailing (0.2%).

South Australia (3.1%) recorded the strongest growth in sales in November, followed by the Australian Capital Territory (2.7%), Victoria (2.1%), New South Wales (1.3%), Western Australia (0.7%), Queensland (0.6%) and the Northern Territory (0.5%). Tasmania was unchanged in November.

Trend turnover for November 2009 rose 0.4%.

Further information is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0)

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