8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Jun 2010  
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MEDIA RELEASE

August 3, 2010
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
95/2010
Household Goods drive Retail Trade up 0.2% in June 2010

The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that retail sales increased 0.2% in June, seasonally adjusted, compared with an increase of 0.2% the previous month.

Household Goods Retailing (1.3%) recorded the largest seasonally adjusted increase in June followed by Department Stores (0.6%), Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaway Food Services (0.6%) and Other Retailing (0.3%). Sales in Clothing, Footwear and Other Personal Accessory Retailing (-1.2%) decreased in June after a strong result in May and Food Retailing (-0.3%) also recorded a small decrease in sales.

Victoria (0.6%) the Australian Capital Territory (0.5%) and New South Wales (0.4%) recorded the largest seasonally adjusted increases in June, followed by the Northern Territory (0.2%). Queensland (0.0%) and Western Australia (0.0%) both remained unchanged in June. Sales in South Australia (-1.0%) and Tasmania (-0.9%) both decreased in June.

Trend turnover increased 0.3% in June 2010. This follows a 0.2% increase in both May 2010 and April 2010. In the twelve months to June 2010 trend turnover increased 3.2%

Turnover volume increased 0.8%, seasonally adjusted, in the three months to June 2010.

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