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8501.0 - Retail Trade, Australia, Feb 2014  
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

February 2014
January 2014 to February 2014
$m
% change

Turnover at current prices
Trend
22 986.3
0.7
Seasonally Adjusted
22 972.2
0.2


Monthly Turnover, Current Prices - Trend Estimate
Graph: Monthly Turnover, Current Prices, Trend Estimate



FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


CURRENT PRICES
  • The trend estimate rose 0.7% in February 2014. This follows a rise of 0.7% in January 2014 and a rise of 0.7% in December 2013.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.2% in February 2014. This follows a rise of 1.2% in January 2014 and a rise of 0.7% in December 2013.
  • In trend terms, Australian turnover rose 5.9% in February 2014 compared with February 2013.
  • The following industries rose in trend terms in February 2014: Food retailing (0.7%), Household goods retailing (1.0%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.2%), Other retailing (0.5%) and Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (0.1%). Department stores (-0.4%) fell in trend terms in February 2014.
  • The following states and territories rose in trend terms in February 2014: New South Wales (1.0%), Victoria (0.7%), Queensland (0.5%), Western Australia (0.2%), Tasmania (0.9%), South Australia (0.3%) and the Northern Territory (0.4%). The Australian Capital Territory (-0.1%) fell in trend terms in February 2014.




NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2014 7 May 2014
April 2014 3 June 2014
May 2014 3 July 2014
June 2014 4 August 2014
July 2014 4 September 2014
August 2014 1 October 2014



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue includes updated online retail turnover estimates for the January 2014 reference month. These estimates are provided and explained within the appendix section of this publication.


REVISIONS

There are no revisions to the original estimates. Revisions to seasonally adjusted estimates are due to the concurrent methodology for deriving seasonal factors.


TIME SERIES DATA

Data available from the Downloads tab of this issue on the ABS website include longer time series of tables in this publication, the quarterly chain volume measures and the following additional current price monthly series:
  • Retail turnover by state and 15 industry subgroups in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sector, by six industry groups in original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated and sample sector, by state in original terms
  • Retail turnover completely enumerated sector, total level in trend, seasonally adjusted and original terms.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Amanda Biltoft on Sydney (02) 9268 4642.


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