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November 4, 2010
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Retail Trade up 0.3% in September 2010 (seasonally adjusted)
The latest ABS Retail Trade figures show that Australian retail turnover rose 0.3% in September
2010, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.3% the previous month.
The largest rise in September 2010 was recorded in clothing, footwear and personal accessory
retailing (2.5%), followed by other retailing (0.5%), household goods retailing (0.2%) and food
Retailing (0.1%). Turnover fell in cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (-0.4%) and
department stores (-0.2%).
Turnover rose in Victoria (0.8%), Western Australia (1.0%), the Northern Territory (0.8%) and South
Australia (0.2%). Turnover was flat in Queensland (0.0%) and fell in New South Wales (-0.2%),
Tasmania (-0.4%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.2%).
Trend turnover rose 0.4% in September 2010. This follows a rise of 0.4% in August 2010 and a rise of
0.5% in July 2010. In the twelve months to September 2010 trend turnover rose 3.8%
Turnover volume rose 0.7%, seasonally adjusted, in the three months to September 2010.
Further information is available in Retail Trade, Australia (cat no. 8501.0)
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