In Business

Department Stores Up 7.2%

New South Wales Up 0.4%

Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Victor P Taffa

The latest ABS retail trade figures show that sales in January rose 1.2%, seasonally adjusted, compared with a fall of 0.9% the previous month.

Sales rose, in seasonally adjusted terms, across five industry groups:

  • Department Stores (7.2%),
  • Clothing, Footwear & Other Personal Accessory Retailing (2.9%),
  • Other Retailing (1.4%),
  • Food Retailing (1.3%),
  • Household Goods Retailing (0.6%).
  • Sales fell in Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaway Food Services (-3.1%).

Growth in sales for January:

  • South Australia (3.7%),
  • Western Australia (2.6%),
  • Victoria (1.5%),
  • Australian Capital Territory (0.8%),
  • Queensland (0.7%),
  • Northern Territory (0.6%),
  • New South Wales (0.4%).
  • Tasmania was unchanged in January.
  • Trend turnover for January 2010 rose 0.4%.

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