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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jan 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/02/2012   
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29 February 2012
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)

Retail turnover rises 0.3% in January 2012

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3% in January 2012, seasonally adjusted, following a fall of 0.1% in December 2011.

The rise was driven by cafes, restaurants and catering services (6.6%) which is a subgroup of cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (4.3%).

Across the remaining industry groups, turnover rose in other retailing (0.2%) and clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.1%) and fell in household goods retailing (-1.8%) and department stores (-0.2%). Food retailing (0.0%) was relatively unchanged.

The state which was the largest contributor to the rise was Queensland (1.7%), followed by Western Australia (1.0%), the Northern Territory (3.5%), the Australian Capital Territory (2.1%) and Tasmania (0.1%). These rises were offset by falls in New South Wales (-0.5%), Victoria (-0.4%) and South Australia (-0.3%).

In trend terms, turnover rose 0.1% in January 2012. This follows a rise of 0.1% in December 2011 and a rise of 0.2% in November 2011.

More detailed industry analysis and further information on the statistical methodology is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0).
Media note:
  • Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.
  • For a detailed definition of each industry group and subgroup in terms of its ANZSIC 2006 classes, please refer to paragraph 6 of the Explanatory Notes.

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