Australian Bureau Of Statistics
Retail Turnover Relatively Unchanged In July
Victor P Taffa
Australian retail turnover was relatively unchanged (0.0 %) in July 2018, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures.
This follows a 0.4 % rise in June 2018.
“There were falls in 3 of the 6 industries.” Quarterly Economy Wide Surveys Director Ben James said.
- Household goods retailing (-1.2 %),
- Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-2.0 %),
- Department stores (-1.9 %).
- Other retailing (1.7 %),
- Food (0.3 %),
- Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (0.6 %).
States And Territories
In seasonally adjusted terms, there were falls in:
- Western Australia (-0.6 %),
- Victoria (-0.2 %),
- South Australia (-0.3 %),
- Northern Territory (-1.6 %),
- Australian Capital Territory (-0.6 %),
- Tasmania (-0.3 %).
New South Wales (0.0 %) was relatively unchanged.
Queensland rose (0.8 %).
Trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.3 % in July 2018 following a 0.3 % rise in June 2018. Compared to July 2017, the trend estimate rose 3.2 %.
Online retail turnover contributed 5.5 % to total retail turnover in original terms in July 2018, a fall from 5.7 % in June 2018. In July 2017 online retail turnover contributed 4.3 % to total retail.